KNOWLEDGE OF MUSTARD GROWERS TOWARDS IMPROVED CULTIVATION PRACTICES IN SIRSA DISTRICT OF HARYANA
Keywords:Mustard growers, Knowledge, Socio-economic profile, Improved cultivation practices
Increasing living standard of people arises the need for increased production of oilseed in country. But per capita availability of oil is very low, thus to increase the production of oil seed the farmers should adopt the new technology. Meanwhile, the research gap should be identified and rectified to increase the production. Thus, the knowledge and adoption level of respondents was studied to understand the complexity of technology adoption. Descriptive research design was adopted for the study. 120 respondents from six villages namely, Alanoor, Bhadra, Chamal, Dadu, Ffagu and Jamal of Sirsa block of Sirsa district in Haryana. The findings reported that majority of the respondents were middle aged, literate with middle school, had a land holding of 2.5-5 acres, nuclear family, agriculture as their major occupation along with service as their subsidiary occupation, medium level of annual income, had membership in more than one organization, medium level of risk orientation, medium level of knowledge, medium level of adoption.
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