Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Issue 4 (2020)
Extent of adoption of micro irrigation technology in potato crop
KV Mashaliya, KM Joshi, PH Patel and PK Patel
Adoption is a decision to make continue full use of an innovation, while adoption process is a mental process through which an individual passes from first hearing about an innovation to its final adoption. The study was carried out in Banaskantha district of Gujarat state during 2018-19. The multistage sampling (three stage) technique was used for selection of taluka, villages and respondents. Among the 14 talukas of Banaskantha district Deesa, Palanpur and Dantiwada were purposively selected from Banaskantha district on the basis of maximum potato crop area. Five villages were selected from each selected taluka on the basis of highest number of potato growers. Thus, total 15 villages having highest number of potato growers were selected. A list of farmers who have installed micro irrigation technology on their farm was obtained from taluka panchayat office. Ten respondents from each village were selected by using random sampling techniques making a sample of 150 respondents. The result indicated that more than two-third of the potato growers (70.00 per cent) have medium level of adoption of micro irrigation technology. While 16.66 per cent and 13.34 per cent of potato growers have low and high level of adoption of micro irrigation technology, respectively. And also observed that the variables viz., education, social participation, land holding, annual income, attitude towards MIT, risk orientation, economic motivation and source of information had positive and significant correlated with extent of adoption of micro irrigation technology.
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KV Mashaliya, KM Joshi, PH Patel and PK Patel. Extent of adoption of micro irrigation technology in potato crop. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(4):348-351.