Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Special Issue 2 (2020)
Constraints experienced and suggestions offered by the farmers in adoption of sustainable practices in Redgram based farming system
Ashok Kumar Melkeri, SK Meti, SB Goudappa and MG Patil
The present study was conducted in Kalaburagi district of North Eastern Karnataka, during the year 2018-19. Kalaburagi district was purposively selected because the district is the pulse bowl of the state with highest area. The study was conducted in eight villages selected from four talukas of Kalaburagi district which included 30 farmers from each selected village thus making a sample of 240 farmers using random sampling method. Ex-post-facto research design was employed for conducting study. Data was collected by using a detailed interview schedule employing personal interview method and analyzed using frequency and percentage. Results indicated that, high wages & non-availability of labourers, high cost of chemical fertilizers, high cost of plant protection chemicals, lack of non-availability of pheromone traps and bio-agents, non-availability of credit in time, lack of remunerative prices and inadequate quantity of procurement through government agencies were major constraints faced by the farmers. Organize more number of large scale demonstrations on IPM practices viz
., pheromone traps, nylon mesh, trap crops etc, specialized capacity building programmes right from production to marketing, reduce labour problem by providing mechanized agricultural equipments and provide pest and disease resistant varieties through Karnataka State Seed Corporation and Agriculture Research Station were important suggestions to overcome/minimize the constraints in sustainable practices of Redgram based farming system.
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Ashok Kumar Melkeri, SK Meti, SB Goudappa and MG Patil. Constraints experienced and suggestions offered by the farmers in adoption of sustainable practices in Redgram based farming system. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(2S):141-144.