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SUGARCANE GROWERS’ KNOWLEDGE LEVEL ABOUT INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN HARYANA

Vijay Singh, A.K. Godara, Pardeep Kumar and Nasib Singh
Deptt. of Extension Education, College of Agriculture, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004, India

DOI:
Page Range:
16-19
Article ID:
ARCC2120
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Abstract
The study was conducted on 120 sugarcane growers from four randomly selected villagesof Jagadhari and Radaur blocks from Yamunanagar district in Haryana state. The overallhigh knowledge score was recorded in cultural and chemical control of insect-pests insugarcane crop. However, majority of farmers had no knowledge about biological controlof insect-pests. Among the ten personal characteristics studied– education, land holding,socio-economic status, extension contact, mass media exposure, risk orientation, economicmotivation and change proneness were found to have positive and significant correlationwith knowledge level of overall IPM practices of sugarcane growers. There is a need toeducate the farmer about the importance and different approaches of IPM in sugarcanecrop by using appropriate extension methods.
Keywords
Integrated pest management, Knowledge, Biological control, Sugarcane crop.
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