KNOWLEDGE OF THE FARMERS TOWARDS IMPROVED SUGARCANE CULTIVATION PRACTICES IN ADDATHEEGALA BLOCK OF EAST GODAVARI DISTRICT OF ANDHRA PRADESH

Authors

  • Balla Sushma Swaraj M.Sc. Ag. (Agricultural Extension & Communication)
  • Dipak Kumar Bose Associate Professor, Agricultural Extension & Communication
  • Jahanara Professor & Head of the Department, Agricultural Extension & Communication

Keywords:

knowledge, improved cultivation of sugarcane, farmers, agriculture

Abstract

Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) is an important commercial crop of India. Sugarcane and sugar beet are used for large scale production of sugar in the world. Amongst the sugar producing plants, sugarcane is responsible for about 60.00 per cent of world’s sugar production. Sugarcane is cultivated mainly in the tropics, though in India it is also grown in sub-tropical areas. Sugarcane is the main source of sugar in Asia and Europe. Sugarcane is grown primarily in the tropical and sub-tropical zones of the southern hemisphere. Sugarcane is the raw material for the production of white sugar, jiggery (Gur) and khandsari. It is also used for chewing and extraction of juice for beverage purpose. Kumar (2019). The study was based on both primary and secondary data. The study was conducted in few selected villages of Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh it was concluded that majority of the respondents belongs to the medium level of knowledge. Nearly 44.16 per cent of respondents were having the knowledge towards sugarcane cultivation practices.

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DOI: 10.47856/ijaast.2021.v08i10.018

Author Biographies

Balla Sushma Swaraj, M.Sc. Ag. (Agricultural Extension & Communication)

M.Sc. Ag. (Agricultural Extension & Communication)

Dipak Kumar Bose, Associate Professor, Agricultural Extension & Communication

Associate Professor, Agricultural Extension & Communication

Jahanara, Professor & Head of the Department, Agricultural Extension & Communication

Professor & Head of the Department, Agricultural Extension & Communication

Published

2021-10-30