Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Issue 2 (2020)
A study on analysis of gap in technology application and participation in extension activities of redgram (Cajanus cajan L. Millsp) growers in Karnataka, India
Mohd Riaz, Raghupathi D and Venkatesh M
The selected topic for the research is contextual on the occasion of International Year of Pulses 2016, The United Nations General Assembly theme, mandated by FAO Rome 
. The northern part of the Kalaburgi and Bidar districts are known as “Pulse bowl of Karnataka”. The study was conducted in Bidar district as it had large area under Redgam crop during 2017-18. The objectives of the study were, to find out the extent of gap in application of improved technologies of production and to find out the association between participation in extension activities and technology application gap.Three taluks Aurad, Bhalki, and Basavakalyan were selected with total sample size 120 respondents. The instrument for data collection was developed and administered to the respondents. The Ex post facto
research design was adopted. The dependent variable was ‘Gap in application of technologies’ and the independent variable was ‘Participation in extension activities’. Appropriate statistical tools were employed to analyse the data. Study found that the gap in technology application was to the extent of 20.20% and partial application was to the extent of 19.00% among the growers. The gap was more conspicuous in case of technological practices of seed rate, seed treatment, spacing, transplanting, nipping operations, application of Farm Yard manure, herbicide and fertilizer applications. Non-availability good quality inputs timely, at affordable price were the constraints in application of good agricultural practices by the growers. Majority of the growers did not participate in the extension activities and programs organised by the formal extension agencies; because of less number of Redgram extension programs organised and less opportunities for the growers to participate. The variable Participation in extension activities had non-significant association with gap in application of technologies inferring that the participation in extension activities did not reduce the gap application of improved production technologies.
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Mohd Riaz, Raghupathi D and Venkatesh M. A study on analysis of gap in technology application and participation in extension activities of redgram (Cajanus cajan L. Millsp) growers in Karnataka, India. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(2):1176-1181.