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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (680) Last page : (686)
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Factors Influencing Technology Adoption Gap of Improved Practices in Rice Production in Andhra Pradesh

Maddi Harshitha*, E.P.K. Das and B. Reena Rani

M.S.C. (A.g.) Extension, Assistant professor, M.S.C. (Agroforestry)
Agricultural Extension and Communication,
Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture Technology and Sciences, Allahabad (U.P.), India
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Received: 15.11.2018 | Revised: 22.12.2018 | Accepted: 27.12.2018  



The study entitled, “FACTORS INFLUENCING TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION GAP OF IMPROVED PRACTICES IN RICE PRODUCTION IN ANDHRA PRADESH” was purposively conducted in Chagallu mandal of west Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. For present study, 150 farmers were selected from 6 villages by using Nth method of random sampling. The main objective to study the technological gap in paddy cultivation was as certained by using descriptive design .High gap was established in recommended technology such as of improved hybrid varieties, seed and seed treatment, nursery management, transplanting, IPM, INM, etc. The main reason behind existence of gap were unavailability of labours, costly seeds of improved hybrids varieties, lack of irrigation facilities, unequal distribution of rainfall, high cost of fertilizer and weedicides as experienced  by majority of the paddy grower The results of the relational analysis revealed that the variables namely land holding, annual income, social participation, socio-economic status, scientific orientation, economic motivation and sources of information had significant influence on knowledge.

Key words:  Knowledge, Technology gap and Adoption gap.

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Cite this article: Harshitha, M., Das, E. P. K. and Reena Rani, B., Factors Influencing Technology Adoption Gap of Improved Practices in Rice Production in Andhra Pradesh, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 680-686 (2018). doi: