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Authors: Sharma, L. L.
Advisor: Sharma, F. L.
Title: Knowledge and Adoption of Improved Soybean Cultivation Technology among the Farmers of Udaipur District of Rajasthan
Publisher: MPUAT, Udaipur
Citation: Sharma and Sharma, 2008
Language: en
Type: Thesis
Pages: 124
Agrotags: null
Keywords: Knowledge, Adoption,, Improved, Soybean, Cultivation, Technology, Farmers
Abstract: In Rajasthan soybean is mainly grown in Baran, Bundi, Kota, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh and Udaipur district. Udaipur is major soybean growing district of the state. Soybean is grown in 4545 ha area with production of 1436 metric tonnes in Udaipur district. The climatic conditions of the district is most suitable for cultivation of soybean but the productivity of this crop is far below than desired level. This level can be achieved through timely adoption of recommended soybean cultivation technology by the farmers. Keeping these facts in view the present study entitled “Knowledge and Adoption of Improved Soybean Cultivation Technology Among the Farmers of Udaipur District of Rajasthan” was undertaken with following specific objectives : (i) To study the information processing behaviour of soybean growers. (ii) To assess the knowledge level of farmers about improved soybean cultivation technology. (iii) To find out the extent of adoption of improved soybean cultivation technology among the farmers. (iv) To ascertain the association of selected variables i.e. age, education, size of land holding, income level, economic motivation, cosmopoliteness and scientific orientation with adoption of improved soybean cultivation technology. (v) To identify the constraints being faced by the farmers in adoption of improved soybean cultivation technology. The present study was conducted in Udaipur district of Rajasthan. There are total elevan tehsils in Udaipur district of Rajasthan, out of which two tehsils namely Dhariawad and Vallabhnagar has been selected on the basis of maximum area under soybean cultivation. Five villages from each identified tehsil were selected on the basis of maximum area under soybean cultivation. For selection of respondents, 120 soybean growers (60 tribal and 60 non-tribal farmers) were randomly selected from identified villages for data collection. Data were collected with the help of interview schedule developed for the study purpose through face to face contact method. Different statistical tests like mean, mean per cent score, rank, standard deviation, χ2- test and ‘Z’ test were used in the analysis of data. The overall study reports the following main findings: The study revealed that 41.66 per cent of the total respondents fell in medium degree of information processing behaviour, whereas 37.50 and 20.83 per cent soybean growers had low and high degree of information processing behaviour respectively. It was further observed that among selected information processing methods, information evaluation methods were used upto greatest extent by the soybean growers with MPS 67.17 followed by information storage methods with MPS 52.99. However, information transfer methods (MPS 43.56) were the least used methods by the soybean growers. Further, it was found that non-tribal farmers have higher degree of information processing than tribal respondents with respect to information processing behaviour of soybean. The study revealed that 41.66 per cent of the total respondents possessed in medium level of knowledge while, 31.66 and 26.66 per cent soybean growers had low and high level of knowledge about improved soybean cultivation technology. It was further observed that the extent of knowledge in tribal farmers was from 35 to 93.83 per cent, whereas in case of non-tribal farmers it was 55.00 to 98.16 per cent in all the improved practices of soybean cultivation. Further, it was found that non-tribal farmers had more knowledge than tribal farmers about most of the soybean cultivation practices. There was significant difference between tribal and non-tribal farmers with respect to knowledge about improved soybean cultivation technology. The findings indicated that 40 per cent of total respondents adopted the soybean production technology to medium level, whereas 35.83 and 24.16 per cent of total respondents adopted soybean production technology to low and high level respectively. It was also observed that the extent of adoption in tribal farmers was 28.88 to 91.05 per cent, while in case of non-tribal farmers the extent of adoption was observed to be 30.10 to 92.77 per cent in all improved soybean cultivation practices. The study further indicated that there was significant difference between tribal and non-tribal farmers with regard to adoption of soybean production practices. It was observed that personal characteristics of the soybean growers viz., age, education, size of land holding, income level, economic motivation, cosmoploiteness and scientific orientation were not significantly associated with the adoption level of the respondents about soybean production technology. The findings indicated that low price of produce at the time of harvesting, poor economic condition of the farmers for purchasing of inputs, lack of irrigation water, uncehtainity of rains, cloudy wheather and heavy rainfall at the time of flowering and pod formation, inadequate transport facilities and non-availability of credit on marginal intrest were most important constraints faced by the soybean growers. It was also found that there had been significant difference in level of constraints faced by the tribal and non-tribal respondents in adoption of soybean cultivation technology.
Description: Knowledge and Adoption of Improved Soybean Cultivation Technology among the Farmers of Udaipur District of Rajasthan
Subject: Extension Education
Theme: Knowledge and Adoption of Improved Soybean Cultivation Technology among the Farmers of Udaipur District of Rajasthan
Research Problem: Knowledge and Adoption of Improved Soybean Cultivation Technology among the Farmers of Udaipur District of Rajasthan
These Type: M.Sc
Issue Date: 2008
Appears in Collections:Thesis

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