Indian Journal of Agricultural Research

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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 39 issue 3 (september 2005) : 208 - 212


Brij Bala, S.D. Sharma, R.K. Sharma*
1KVK, Bajaura, Distt. Kullu (H.P.) - 175 125, India
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Cite article:- Bala Brij, Sharma S.D., Sharma* R.K. (2024). ADOPTION GAP IN THE IMPROVED MAIZE TECHNOLOGY. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 39(3): 208 - 212. doi: .
The studies were conducted to estimate the magnitude of gaps in the adoption of recommended technology, knowledge level of farmers and constraints for adoption of recommended practices. Primary data were collected from 200 farmers selected through multistage random sampling technique. The findings revealed that 47% of the farmers had medium level of knowledge about the recommended maize practices. Among the various recommended technologies, the maximum gap was observed in micro-nutrient application (99.30%) followed by herbicidal application (90.75%), plant protection measures (84.35%) and balanced fertilizer use (78.33%). Limited knowledge about micro-nutrients, pesticides and fertilizer application and their advantages was the major reason for the chasm in the adoption of latest recommended practices. Lack of technical know how, non availability of desired variety seed, sub-standard and costly chemical fertilizers and plant nutrients, lack of purchasing power etc. limited the adoption of recommended practices and hence the maize productivity on farmer's fields.
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