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University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur (2014)

A STUDY ON KNOWLEDGE LEVEL AND EXTENT OF ADOPTION OF POST-HARVEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES BY PIGEONPEA GROWERS IN GULBARGA DISTRICT

MOHANAKUMARA V.

Titre : A STUDY ON KNOWLEDGE LEVEL AND EXTENT OF ADOPTION OF POST-HARVEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES BY PIGEONPEA GROWERS IN GULBARGA DISTRICT

Auteur : MOHANAKUMARA V.

Université de soutenance : University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2014

Résumé
The study was conducted in Gulbarga district of North East Karnataka region during the year 2013-14. The 120 respondents were selected from the district as sample size and the purposive sampling method was adopted to collect the relevant data. The data was elicited through personnel interview method and analyzed using mean, standard deviation, frequency and percentage. The major findings of the study were majority (79.17 %) of the respondents had medium to high level of knowledge. A large majority of the respondents had knowledge about baging in jute bag (97.50 %), beating with sticks (91.66 %), management of storage pest i.e., Bruchids (83.33 %) and its management through neem botanicals (80.83 %) and godown storage of produce (80.00 %) and cent per cent of pigeonpea growers had knowledge about harvesting by sickle, cleaning, house hold storage and transportation. However, the majority of the respondents belonged to middle age (64.17%), big family size (72.50%), medium farming experience (55.83 %) with annual income (42.50 %). Where as the 40.83 per cent of the respondents had belongs to semi-medium land holding (5.1-10 acres) and medium risk orientation (49.17 %) category. The study found that overall adoption of the respondents about post-harvest management practices, 41.67 per cent of them had medium level of 91.66 %), bagging in jute bag (89.16 %), threshing by beating with sticks (87.50 %) and transportation through tractors (86.66 %). It was also observed, majority of the farmers reported that high fluctuation prices in market was major constraint followed by non availability of processing units at village adoption followed by 30.00 per cent and 27.50 per cent in low and high adoption category respectively. Whereas cent per cent of pigeonpea growers had adopted sun drying and dhal making. A majority of the respondents had adopted storage by household storage (94.16 %), harvesting by sickles (level and inadequate storage facility at village level.

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