Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Issue 1 (2020)
Correlates of adoption of recommended cultivation practices of pomegranate growers using public and private extension services
Abhishek Naik S and SV Suresha
The Pomegranate is cultivated as a commercial crop, it needs a critical care at the production level and enhances the need of consultancy service for the production. Hence, there are number of Private people working as consultants along with public extension personnel. The study was conducted in Hiriyuru, Chitradurga and Challakere taluks of Chitradurga district with a total sample size of 120 comprising 60 growers each under public extension and private extension systems. The “Ex-post fact” research design was used in the study. Overall adoption of improved cultivation practices of pomegranate by the growers indicates that the 40 per cent of the growers belongs to medium adoption category in public extension services and in private extension service 40 per cent growers were found in high adoption category. In public extension and private extension the variable like social participation and extension contact had positive and significant relationship with adoption at 5 per cent level. The study also reveals that public and private extension, the variables like farming experience social participation and scientific orientation had positive significant relationship at 5 per cent level with the income of the farmers. With respect to constraints faced by the pomegranate farmers under public extension services was the technical constraint with average percentage (92.33%) whereas in case of private extension services, constraints faced was with labour (90.83%).
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Abhishek Naik S and SV Suresha. Correlates of adoption of recommended cultivation practices of pomegranate growers using public and private extension services. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(1):1023-1027.