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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 2 (2019)

To study the extent of adoption of organic farming practices by the farmers in Krishnagiri District

Author(s):

V Kalirajan and M Supriya

Abstract:
Agriculture in developing countries must undergo a significant transformation in order to meet the related challenges of achieving food security and responding to climate. Projections based on population growth and food consumption patterns indicate that agricultural production needs to increase by at least 70 percent to meet demands by 2050. Most estimates also indicate that climate change is likely to reduce agricultural productivity, production stability and incomes in some areas that already have high levels of food insecurity. In this scenario organic farming is thus considered to achieving future food security. Keeping in mind the advantage of organic farming practices. The present study was undertaken to study the extent of adoption of the identified organic farming practices by the respondents in Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu state. One hundred and twenty farmers of both sexes served as respondents of the study. The extent of adoption of organic farming practices in paddy cultivation by the respondents is as follows. ‘Spraying of Neem oil before flowering stage to manage sucking pest’ (90.00 per cent), ‘Neem kernal extract at 5 per cent to reduce pest attack’ (90.00 per cent), ‘Paddy seeds are stored with Ipomea leaves to control storage pest’ (63.66 per cent).

Pages: 356-358  |  995 Views  153 Downloads

How to cite this article:
V Kalirajan and M Supriya. To study the extent of adoption of organic farming practices by the farmers in Krishnagiri District. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2S):356-358.

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