Vol. 6, Special Issue 1 (2017)
Identification of constraints faced by farmers with respect to pesticides and suggestions to overcome constraints
Author(s): S Lokesh Babu, DD Suradkar and SV Dhage
Abstract: The main goal of the study was to analyze constraints faced by farmers in adopting the safe healthy methods of applying pesticides and also quoting the suggestions to overcome the constraints faced by the farmers. This is achieved through realizing some secondary objectives such as identification of constraints faced by the farmers in safe application of pesticides and suggestions to overcome the constraints. The present study was conducted in Nanded district from that district three tahsils namely Mudhked, Himayathnagar, Kinwat were selected, four villages from each tahsil were selected and ten respondents from each village were selected for the study comprising of 120 respondents for the study. Results revealed that Unawareness about effect of pesticides on human health (66.66%), illiteracy (61.66%) and lack of technical guidance (56.66%) were the major problems faced by the growers. Majority of the cotton growers suggested provision of unadulterated chemicals (68.33%), followed by provision of chemicals and pesticides in mixed forms in different combinations and less concentrations (55.00%), provision of plant protection equipment (51.66%), training on plant protection technologies (45.00%).
How to cite this article:
S Lokesh Babu, DD Suradkar and SV Dhage. Identification of constraints faced by farmers with respect to pesticides and suggestions to overcome constraints. 2017; 6(6S): 1068-1070.