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Title: Level of knowledge and existing knowledge gap towards rice production technology among the rice grower farmers of Chhattisgarh
Authors: Pandey, P K
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: An investigation was conducted among 160 farmers of 16 villages in Kota Block of Bilaspur district in Chhattisgarh state. Random sampling method was followed to obtain the satisfactory sample for the study purpose. An interview schedule was developed to collect the information regarding the knowledge about the improved production technology of rice. In order to test the knowledge of respondents, different questions were put regarding modern varieties, seed treatment and fertilizer use and plant protection measures for rice. A quotient was used to measure the knowledge level of the respondents about rice cultivation and various statistical methods were also used to analyze the data. About 68.75% respondents reported that they had high knowledge about the modern rice varieties, whereas, majority of the respondents i.e. 71.25, 66.25 and 76.24% were having low to medium level of knowledge about seed treatment, balanced fertilizer and plant protection measures, respectively. Majority of the farmers reported wide gap (66.88%) in seed treatment of rice, whereas, least gap (21.15%) was reported in modern rice varieties. The knowledge gaps for plant protection measure and fertilizer use were 37.71 and 31.04 per cent, respectively. The overall gap of 39.19% was recorded regarding different selected practices of rice cultivation. On the basis of above study it may be conclude that the greater emphasis should be given to educate the farmers about package of practices of main crops rather than only focusing on improved varieties. As stated earlier the major efforts should be made to reduce the knowledge gap in seed treatment, balance fertilizer and plant protection measures.
Page(s): 62-65
ISSN: 0975-2412 (Online); 0771-7706 (Print)
Source:BVAAP Vol.18(1) [June 2010]

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