Vol. 9, Special Issue 4 (2020)
Knowledge and attitude of farmers towards soil testing practices in Saharsa district of Bihar
Author(s): Ashutosh Singh, Amit Kumar Pandey and Umesh Singh
Abstract: Soil testing is considered an important tool to assess plant nutrients needs and is also a very useful strategy to formulate crop and site specific nutrient recommendations. Soil based chemical data to describe the soil health in terms of nutrient availability and its physical and chemical properties, is an useful contains of soil health. The present investing was undertaken in Saharsa district of Bihar. The majority of the farmers had knowledge about soil testing practices. Majority of respondents were using the knowledge gained from scientist working in the department of soil science and agricultural chemistry of Mandan Bharti Agriculture College, Agwanpur, Saharsa and the personnel if State Department of Agriculture. Most of the respondents were in disagreement with the statement and mostly adaptors, possessed unfavourable attitude towards soil testing practices. Majority of farmers agreed with the statement “Soil testing is essential for higher crop production”. The efforts should be made by Mandan Bharti Agriculture College, Agwanpur, Saharsa, Bihar and Department of Agriculture to encourage the farmers in adoption of soil testing practices by ongoing training programme and campaign specially on soil testing process.
How to cite this article:
Ashutosh Singh, Amit Kumar Pandey and Umesh Singh. Knowledge and attitude of farmers towards soil testing practices in Saharsa district of Bihar. 2020; 9(4S): 306-307.