Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Issue 2 (2020)
A critical comprehension of eco-friendly management practices of vegetables growing tribal farmers of Madhya Pradesh
Jagdish Morya, SK Badodiya and DP Rai
The vegetables cultivation is very popular in farming community as well as tribal farmers for sustainable livelihood. Vegetables fulfill the requirement of essential nutrients in daily human diet. The current investigation was carried out in four tribal district of Madhya Pradesh. Total sixteen villages were selected for the study. There was proportional to total size of the respondents in selected villages fell under each of the four blocks. In all, 240 tribal farmers were selected to serve as the respondents for the study. Mainstream of the farmers were in medium category regarding knowledge about management of eco-friendly practices. The practices like deep summer season ploughing, observation of pest, application of farmyard manure/green manure/ vermicompost and method of application were well known to all the farmers. Whereas, mainstream of the farmers know about crop rotation with vegetable crop, seed treatment with chemicals, hand peeking of larvae, application of suggested dose of fertilizers and time of application. The practice of components which are technical skill orientated are less know to farmers namely pheromone traps, light traps, biological pest control measures, which consists of preservation/conservation and encouraging predators and parasitic wasps, use of NPV and its concentration and introduction of bio-control agents. Age and family size were found no significant association with knowledge about eco friendly management practices. High cost of improved verities and new technologies and lack of awareness about eco-friendly management practices were reported major constraints.
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Jagdish Morya, SK Badodiya and DP Rai. A critical comprehension of eco-friendly management practices of vegetables growing tribal farmers of Madhya Pradesh. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(2):1686-1689.