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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Issue 2 (2020)

Pesticide usage by the smallholder vegetable farmers: A case study in Bhagalpur District of Bihar

Author(s):

Chandan Kumar Panda, Rashmi Kumari, Anil Paswan, Deepak Kumar Patel and RK Sohane

Abstract:
In this study, pesticides commonly used by the smallholders vegetable farmers were discussed. Data were collected from the vegetable farmers at the outpost of Bhagalpur district. A random sampling technique was employed to collect data from 100 smallholder vegetable farmers, who use pesticide in vegetable cultivation. Frequency, mean, percentage were used to narrate the data. Investigation revealed that a wide range of pesticides were used by the farmers. A low level of awareness was found related the use of pesticides. Finding disclose that majority of farmers did not follow any safety measures during handling and application of pesticides. Farmers’ age, education and extent of contact with private and public extension functionaries had positive effects on the pesticides selection and usage for use in vegetable production. A need to educate farmers about safe and judicious use of pesticides was recommended.

Pages: 1795-1797  |  806 Views  429 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Chandan Kumar Panda, Rashmi Kumari, Anil Paswan, Deepak Kumar Patel and RK Sohane. Pesticide usage by the smallholder vegetable farmers: A case study in Bhagalpur District of Bihar. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(2):1795-1797. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2020.v9.i2ad.11114

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