International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
2023, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A
Problems faced and their suggestions from sugarcane farmers in the adoption of integrated pest management
Jagatpal, RK Doharey and Manoj Kumar
This study was conducted at Khairabad Development Block of Sitapur district, Uttar Pradesh during 2015-16 to find out the problems faced by sugarcane farmers in the adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices. Five villages were randomly selected from this development block, and 20 sugarcane farmers from each village were selected by random sampling, resulting in a sample size of 100 respondents. The study found that information on ‘lack of information about bio-agent, bio-fertilizers, and bio-pesticides in rural areas’ (89%), quality IPM materials are not available in farmer's sales centers’ (88%), and found that the ‘improved IPM tools are not available in rural areas’ (86%) were the major problems faced by respondents in adopting integrated pest management for sugar cane crop cultivation. ‘Credit facilities made easily available at low-interest rate’ (86%), ‘provide quality IPM materials at farmer's sales centers’ (84%), and ‘provide suitable information about bio-agent, bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides in rural areas’ (78%) were major suggestions offered by respondents in the adoption of IPM practices in sugarcane crop cultivation.
Jagatpal, RK Doharey, Manoj Kumar. Problems faced and their suggestions from sugarcane farmers in the adoption of integrated pest management. Int J Agric Extension Social Dev 2023;6(1):07-09. DOI: 10.33545/26180723.2023.v6.i1a.162