Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Awareness about insecticides as per the label claim by cotton growers
Author(s): Bhaltilak KB, Chavhan MR and PP Bhople
Abstract: Cotton is currently the leading plant fiber crop worldwide and is grown commercially in temperate tropical region of more than 50 countries with a total coverage of 34 million hectare. The present investigation was carried out in Akola and Murtijapur panchyat samiti of Akola districts in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra State. The results of study revealed that, about 48 per cent (48.00%) of the cotton growers were in middle age group, about 42.00 per cent of the cotton growers educated up to high school level. In case of land holding, 54.00 per cent cotton growers possessed small category of land holding. Most of the cotton growers having agriculture is their main occupation, 65.00 per cent having medium level of experience in cotton cultivation. Maximum cotton growers have bi-seasonal type of cropping pattern. Maximum cotton growers utilize medium (47.00%) level of sources of information. Most of the cotton growers received short duration training. Most of the cotton growers found in medium level of innovativeness (48.00%) and risk preference (69.00%). More than 54 per cent (54.00%) cotton growers found medium economic motivation. Maximum percentage of cotton growers possessed medium level of knowledge about label claim of insecticides. Majority of cotton growers had knowledge about instruction given on bottle, specification and recommendation, major pest of cotton, doses per hectare of recommended insecticides. However higher percentage of the cotton growers had no knowledge about Central insecticides act, label claim of insecticides, recommended insecticides under label claim.
How to cite this article:
Bhaltilak KB, Chavhan MR, PP Bhople. Awareness about insecticides as per the label claim by cotton growers. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1):2593-2596.