Knowledge of the Pineapple Growers toward Improved Pineapple Production Practices in Imphal East District of Manipur
Keywords:Knowledge, pineapple production practices, Imphal East, Keirao, Pineapple growers, Agricultural Extension, Agriculture
This study has been conducted to find out the knowledge of the respondents towards recommended pineapple production practices. The study was conducted in Keirao Block in Imphal East district which were selected purposively. A descriptive research designed was applied for this study. The primary data was collected from 120 respondents which were selected randomly by personal interview method using pre-structure interview schedule. It was observed that, maximum number of the respondents were having medium level of extension contact, a medium level (65.83) was found in regards to the knowledge of the respondents. The Study indicates that a sum number of the population had incorporated the new technologies while others have still yet to adopt and use the new recommended pineapple cultivation practices. The socio-economic variables associated with the respondents, such as age, land holding, education, annual income and mass media exposure, extension contact and personal contact were positively and significantly associated with the overall knowledge of the respondents. The above results compel that the research and extension system to work on the gaps which will improve knowledge of the pineapple growers of the area.
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