Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Constraints faced by the sugarcane growers in Yavatmal district
Author(s): Chavhan MR, Bhaltilak KB and Bodake TA
Abstract: Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum l.) Is an important commercial crop of India. Sugarcane and sugar beet are used for large scale production of sugar in the world. The present investigation was carried out in Umarkhed and Pusad tahsil. of Yavatmal districts (MH) with sample size 120 respondents. Data were collected on personal, socio-economic, communicational and psychological characteristics of respondents, training need regarding sugarcane production technology and constraints faced by them maximum production per unit area. The results of study revealed that the half of respondents were found in middle age group. Majority of respondents were educated upto higher secondary school. One third of respondents were belonged to medium holding. Majority of the respondents had medium level of experience in sugarcane growing. More than half of the respondents had medium annual income. The large proportion of respondents was having medium level of extension contacts. Majority of respondents had medium social participation. In situational major constraints faced by the respondents that, majority of respondents had problem of high cost of fertilizers followed by. lack of knowledge, payment by factory through installment, Inadequacy of irrigation water at proper time, Irregular supply of electricity, heavy winds in Oct/Nov lodges sugarcane, Transportation problem of sugarcane sets, Delay in transportation of harvested cane by factory, high cost of pesticides, lack of knowledge about sugarcane production technology, lack of knowledge about spraying of insecticide, high cost of sugarcane sets and Lack of finance to purchase sugarcane sets, fertilizers and other inputs respectively.
How to cite this article:
Chavhan MR, Bhaltilak KB and Bodake TA. Constraints faced by the sugarcane growers in Yavatmal district. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(1): 2606-2610.