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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : (313) Last page : (317)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6068

Study on Technology Adoption by Silkworm Rearers in Kashmir

M. A. Mir*, M. F. Baqual and Farooz Hussan
Temperate Sericulture Research Institute, Skuast-K
*Corresponding Author E-mail: ashrafagri99@gmail.com
Received: 4.12.2017  |  Revised: 9.01.2018   |  Accepted: 14.01.2018  


The study was conducted in four districts of Kashmir valley wherein 75 respondents from each district were selected by adopting multistage sampling followed by purposive sampling with a total sample size of 300. Three categories of sericulturists viz. full adoption,partial and non-adoption were made. The results indicated that none of the stakeholders fully applied FYM to nursery. Majority of the farmers to the extent of 99% were not adopting recommended practices like length of cuttings to be used, number of healthy buds/cutting, spacing and fertilizer application. 37.33% of farmers did not attach any priority to the variety of mulberry planted by them. A meagre percentage of beneficiaries Viz. 16% dug pits of recommended size for mulberry plantation. The results also revealed that 81% and 52% did not adopt plant protection measures and recommended spacing respectively. 95.33% of them used disinfectants and fully adopted the technology pertaining to disinfection of larvae/rearing beds. About 71.33% of respondents practised fully the disease management of silkworm larvae while as only 5% of them adopted fully the pest management of cocoons.

Key words: Sericulture, Technology adoption, Moriculture, Silkworm rearing, Kashmir.

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Cite this article: Mir, M.A., Baqual, M.F. and Hussan, F., Study on Technology Adoption by Silkworm Rearers in Kashmir, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(1): 313-317 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6068