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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : (906) Last page : (913)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6365

Assessing the Extent of Adoption of Improved Bt. Cotton Cultivation Practices by the Bt. Cotton Growers in Akola District

Himadri Roy1*, D. M. Mankar2, Rohit Shelar3, Ravi K. N.4, Awadhesh Kumar Singh5

1,3,4Department of Extension Education, IAS, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
2Director of Extension Education, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, Maharashtra
3Scientist (Probationer), National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad
*Corresponding Author E-mail: himadri.roy.cau@gmail.com
Received: 23.03.2018  |  Revised: 20.04.2018   |  Accepted: 27.04.2018  



Adoption of the improved technologies by the farmers is the prime aim of the social scientists for enhancing the production and income of the farmers. The present study highlighted the adoption level of Bt.Cotton growers about the improved Bt.cotton cultivation practices in Akola district of Maharashtra. About 120 Bt.Cotton growers were selected from 10 villages of Akola taluka through simple random sampling technique. The Ex-post facto research design was used in the present investigation and data were collected through face-to-face interview with the help of a structured interview schedule. The findings of the study revealed that majority of the respondents (57.50%) were having medium level of adoption regarding various improved cultivation practices of Bt.Cotton. Considering practise wise adoption of recommended technologies, it was found that majority of the respondents fully adopted major land preparation activities, proper sowing time of the seeds, various sowing operations, improved varieties and harvesting practices. On the contrary majority of the respondents shown completely non-adoption behaviour regarding various inter-cultivation practices, proper irrigation practices, Inter cropping, soil testing and planting of refugia. Study also revealed that theĀ  adoption of improved Bt.Cotton cultivation practices was positively influenced by different factors like; education, land holding, farming experience, annual income, sources of information, area under Bt.Cotton, irrigation facility, innovativeness, risk preference, knowledge of the Bt.Cotton grower.

Key words: Adoption, Bt. Cotton, Improved cultivation practices, Correlation, Akola district.

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Cite this article: Roy, H., Mankar, D.M., Shelar, R., Ravi, K.N., Singh, A.K., Assessing the Extent of Adoption of Improved Bt.Cotton Cultivation Practices by the Bt. Cotton Growers in Akola District, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(2): 906-913 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6365

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