Extent of adoption of integrated pest management practices by the brinjal growers and its correlates

S. K. BANSOD, R. T. KATOLE, G. B. MORE

Abstract


The present research study was conducted on 120 brinjal growers from 12 villages
comprising 6 villages each from Saoner and Katol tahasils of Nagpur district of Vidarbha region of
Maharashtra state to ascertain the adoption level of farmers about integrated pest management practices
by the brinjal growers. The results revealed that more than half of the respondents (64.14%) were
included under medium category of adoption level of integrated pest management practices. As regards
to the finding of relational analysis revealed that, among the selected variables education, land holding,
area under brinjal, experiences in cultivation of brinjal crop, annual income, sources of information,
social participation, risk preference, economic motivation and innovativeness were positively and
significantly correlated with adoption of integrated pest management practices of brinjal. Whereas,
variable like age did not show any significant relation with adoption by brinjal growers.


Keywords


Adoption, Brinjal, Correlation

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