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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (758) Last page : (761)
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Comparative Economics of IPM and Non-IPM in Cotton Systems

A. Suman*, K. Suhasini, C. V. Hanumanthaiah and B. S. Kulkarni

Department of Agricultural Economics,
College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500 030
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Received: 14.09.2018  |  Revised: 22.10.2018   |  Accepted: 1.11.2018  



Present study attempted to study the adoption of IPM technology in cotton Rsesults of the study revealed that among the cultural components, all the components were(100 per cent) followed, by IPM farmers. Practices such as deep summer ploughing to control insect pests in cotton cultivation followed by use pest and diseases resistant varieties were found to be followed by 75 per cent IPM farmers only. The practices recommended for IPM in specific are erecting bird perches, use of NSKE, leaves extract Trichogram macards. Collection and destruction of egg masses and larvae, resistant varieties, and trap crops. The technology was environment –friendly as it uses more of eco-friendly inputs and less of chemicals as felt by farmers. The partial budgeting technique revealed that the added costs for IPM were Rs.4070.27/h with no reduced returns while reduced costs were Rs. 4289.43/h and added returns were Rs. 5391.02/h. the net benefit per hectare in IPM farms was Rs. 5610.18/h. The constraints like non-availability of botanicals and bio-pesticides should be addressed on priority basis to make the technology sustainable and more remunerative.

Key words: IPM and non-IPM farmers, Trichogram macards, Environment –friendly

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Cite this article: Suman, A., Suhasini, K., Hanumanthaiah, C.V. and Kulkarni, B.S., Comparative Economics of IPM and Non-IPM in Cotton Systems, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 758-761 (2018). doi: