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Journal of Progressive Agriculture
Year : 2010, Volume : 1, Issue : 1
First page : ( 14) Last page : ( 17)
Print ISSN : 2229-4244.

Impact of front line demonstration on adoption of improved castor production technology

Kumawat S R*,1, Regar M L*, Bhati D S**

* Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jalore

** KVK, Sriganganagar (SKRAU), Rajasthan, India

1 Email: srkumawat69@gmail.com

Online published on 19 March, 2012.

Abstract

The present study have undertaken in four adopted villages of Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Jalore district of Rajasthan. A sample of 180 farmers was taken by proportionate random sampling techniques comprising 90 farmers of demonstration and 90 farmers as non-demonstration. The result of the study found that maximum numbers of respondents were having medium level of knowledge in both categories while there was a significant difference was noticed in high level and low level of knowledge about castor production technologies of demonstrated and non-demonstratee farmers. Selected respondents of under the study were having sufficient adoption level in castor production technology while low level of adoption were recorded in crop techniques viz: Plant Protection, Seed Treatment, Balance use of manure and fertilizers and Irrigation management. The study identified constraints faced by castor farmers which induces more number of male farmers, long duration and non-availability of root-rot tolerant varieties. The study suggest for conducting intensive trainings on plant protection measures, seed treatment, irrigation management and balance fertilization for castor farmers to enhance the castor productivity in the area.

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