Title: ASSOCIATION BETWEEN CHARACTERISTICS OF GROUNDNUT GROWERS AND THEIR LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT PLANT PROTECTION MEASURES
Authors: R. H. Gajera, K. N. Raval and A. S. Shaikh
Publisher: Society of Extension Education Gujarat
Keywords: knowledge, association, plant protection, groundnut
Year: June 2022
Abstract: Groundnut is an important oilseed crop in India which occupies first position in terms of area and second position in terms of production. The study was undertaken in Banaskantha district of Gujarat state during 2019-20. Three talukas viz., Deesa, Lakhani and Dantiwada were selected purposively having higher areas under groundnut cultivation in the district, (Anonymous 2019). Five villages from each selected taluka were selected randomly. Further from each selected village, ten groundnut growers were randomly selected comprising of 150 respondents. Ex-post facto research design was adopted for this study. The data were collected by personal contact method with help of structured interview schedule and data were coded, classified, tabulated and analysed in the light of objectives. Eight independent and one dependent variables were selected for study. The independent variables viz., education, land holding, annual income, extension participation, source of information and scientific orientation were positively and highly significantly associated with knowledge about plant protection measures. While, age and social participation had non-significant correlation with knowledge about plant protection measures.