Correlates of training needs and constraints faced by the sugarcane growers

G. K. WAMAN, B. A. MANIKDURGE, P. B. KHARDE

Abstract


The present investigation was carried out in Rahuri and Karjat tahsils of Ahmednagar
districts (M.S.). The results of study revealed that majority of the sugarcane growers had medium to
high level of knowledge about sugarcane production technology. A majority of them had partial
knowledge about pest and disease management followed by the intercultural operation, recommended
varieties, fertilizer management, irrigation management and soil testing. The respondents’ characteristics
viz., age, education, annual income and social participation had negative and significant relationship
with their training needs at 5 per cent level of significance. Size of land holding and knowledge of the
sugarcane growers showed positive and significant relationship with the training needs. Training on
biological pest control, availability of fertilizers and crop loan in cheaper rate were some of suggestions
made by the sugarcane growers.


Keywords


Sugarcane production technology, Knowledge, Training needs, Constraints, Suggestions

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