Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Adoption of insecticides as per the label claim by cotton growers in Akola district
Author(s): Bhaltilak KB, Chavhan MR and PP Bhople
Abstract: The cotton seed coat extents into tubular fiber and is spin in to yarn. Cotton is currently the leading plant fiber crop worldwide and is grown commercially in temperate tropical region of more than 50 countries with a total coverage of 34 million hectare. The present investigation was carried out in Akola and Murtijapur panchyat samiti of Akola districts in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra State. The findings were done in search of adoption of various insecticide by cotton growers as per the label claim and constraints faced by cotton growers while in adoption of insecticide as per the label claim in cotton. The results of study revealed that, majority of cotton growers observed in medium level of adoption of insecticides as per the label claim. The partial adoption was observed in case of purchased insecticides in original packing, check statutory warning before spraying. The full adoption was observed in case of label and leaflet of insecticides read and understand carefully before spraying. Major constraints ascertain for knowledge adoption of insecticides as per the label claim were non availability of skill labour, high cost of pesticides, lack of awareness about label claim, lack of knowledge about proper handling, non availability of money at proper time, inadequate and timely availability of recommended pesticides, non availability of water for spraying, high wages of labour.
How to cite this article:
Bhaltilak KB, Chavhan MR and PP Bhople. Adoption of insecticides as per the label claim by cotton growers in Akola district. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(1): 2597-2600.