Gujarat Journal of Extension Education (ISSN 2322-0678)

Title: RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PROFILES OF FARMERS WITH THEIR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF WHITE GRUB

Authors: M. L. Patel1, V. S. Parmar2 and N. J. hadiya3

Publisher: Society of Extension Education Gujarat

Keywords: groundnut, knowledge, management practice, profile of farmers, white grub

Volume: 35

Issue: 2

Year: June 2023

DOI: https://doi.org/10.56572/gjoee.2023.35.2.0019

Abstract: The present study was conducted in the Amreli district of the Saurashtra region. Out of the eleven talukas, five talukas were randomly chosen for the study. One village was then randomly selected from each of the chosen talukas, and a total sample size of 75 farmers was taken, with fifteen farmers from each village. The study utilized an ex-post-facto research design and data was collected through surveys during the period of 2018-19. The findings of the study indicated that the majority of the farmers belonged to the middle to old age group and had attained primary to secondary education. They lived in small families and had low levels of social participation. The farmers mostly had low annual income levels and owned medium to small land holding. Additionally, most of the farmers were solely engaged in farming, had moderate access to sources of information, and displayed a high level of innovativeness. The study also revealed significant correlations between various factors and the respondents knowledge about the management practices of white grub in groundnut. Education (0.4225) and innovativeness (0.3711) were highly and significantly correlated at a probability level of 0.01. The source of information (0.2566) was found to be significantly correlated at a probability level of 0.05. However, occupation (-0.2245) showed a negative but significant correlation at a probability level of 0.05 with the respondents knowledge about the management practices of white grub in groundnut.

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