Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2017)
Knowledge level of recommended cultivation practices of apple growers in district Pulwama of J&K
Author(s): Zahoor Ahmad Shah, Jehangir Muzaffar Matoo, Rufaida Mir, Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad Dar and Dr. Mohd Afzal Beigh
Apple is considered as one of the most important and widely grown fruit in temperate zones of the world. The state of Jammu and Kashmir comprising of temperature, cold arid and hilly areas is capable of producing best quality of apple than rest of the states of the country. Knowledge is the body of understood information possessed by an individual. It is the understanding and comprehension possessed by apple growers on various dimensions of apple cultivation. The study was conducted in three (3) randomly selected villages of tehsil Tral of district Pulwama. A multistage sampling procedure was adopted for the selection of sample respondents in order to study the knowledge level of farmers regarding recommended apple cultivation practices. The study reveals that most of the apple growers have medium level of knowledge (46.36%) and only (23.64%) of apple growers possess high level of knowledge regarding apple cultivation. It is also evident that apple growers are lacking knowledge about important aspects such as plant protection measures (56.36%), marketing (66%) among others.
How to cite this article:
Zahoor Ahmad Shah, Jehangir Muzaffar Matoo, Rufaida Mir, Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad Dar and Dr. Mohd Afzal Beigh. Knowledge level of recommended cultivation practices of apple growers in district Pulwama of J&K. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(5): 2472-2474.