STUDY ON KNOWLEDGE AND ADOPTION OF FARM MECHANIZATION BY PADDY GROWERS IN TUNGABHADRA PROJECT AREA, KARNATAKA
S. N. HANCHINAL
2012-06-30
M.Sc
The study was conducted to know the knowledge and Adoption level of paddy growers of Raichur district about farm mechanization practices. The study was conducted in Sindhanur and Manvi taluks of Raichur district comprising 120 respondents from six villages. The study revealed that nearly half of the respondents (45.00%) belonged to medium level of overall knowledge category about farm mechanization practices. Majority of the respondents had complete knowledge i.e., mode of operation, frequency of use and specification of the implements such as mouldboard plough, harrow, cultivator, power tiller, cage wheel, puddler, sprayer, combine harvester and thresher. Further, less than half of the respondents (42.50%) belonged to medium level of adoption category. As in case of knowledge level, large majority of farmers used the implements viz, Mouldboard plough, harrow, puddler, cultivator, cage wheel, power tiller, sprayer, combine harvester and thresher. However, only (15.00%) of the paddy growers possessed skill in the use of paddy transplanter due to its recent introduction. The study revealed that independent variables namely, education, land holding, mass media participation, material possession, extension contact, extension participation, farming experience and scientific orientation showed positive and significant relationship with the knowledge and education, farming experience, land holding, material possession, extension contact, scientific orientation, mass media participation and extension participation showed positive and significant relationship with adoption. Multiple regression analysis revealed that 52.00 per cent of variation in the knowledge and 53.90 per cent of variation in adoption of farm mechanization practices was explained by the variables selected for the study. The relationship between knowledge and adoption of farm mechanization practices was found significant. Majority of the respondents faced the problems like in adequate subsidy/loan (95.00%) to purchase farm implement, followed by high cost of equipment (93.00%) including repair and maintenance charges, lack of skilled laboures for handling of combine harvester and thresher (87.50%), in adequate guidance and co-operation from dealer (86.67%) and poor economic condition (85.83%) in adopting farm machineries.
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Agricultural Extension Education
STUDY ON KNOWLEDGE AND ADOPTION OF FARM MECHANIZATION BY PADDY GROWERS IN TUNGABHADRA PROJECT AREA, KARNATAKA
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STUDY ON KNOWLEDGE AND ADOPTION OF FARM MECHANIZATION BY PADDY GROWERS IN TUNGABHADRA PROJECT AREA, KARNATAKA