Adoption of Integrated Pest Management Technologies in Controlling Pink Bollworm by Cotton Growers in Nagpur District of Maharashtra, India

Ruchita P. Dupare *

Department of Agricultural Extension Education, SHUATS, Prayagraj, India.

Syed H. Mazhar

Department of Agricultural Extension Education, SHUATS, Prayagraj, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The present study was conducted in Nagpur district of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra state. The study was taken up in Umred and Nagpur rural talukas of Nagpur district. 10 respondents were selected from 12 villages of these talukas which constitutes total number of 120 respondents. The findings of the research revealed the adoption level of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) technologies in controlling pink bollworm by cotton growers. Most of cotton growers i.e., 60.84 per cent of cotton growers had medium level of adoption of IPM technology. Socio economic characteristics like Education, land holding, area under cotton cultivation, source of irrigation, annual income, source of information, extension contact, economic motivation and risk orientation were positively and significantly related with adoption of IPM for controlling pink bollworm. Whereas, age and farming experience were negatively significant with adoption of IPM for controlling pink bollworm and occupation was positively non- significant with adoption of IPM for controlling pink bollworm.

Keywords: Adoption, IPM, knowledge, pink bollworm


How to Cite

Dupare , R. P., & Mazhar , S. H. (2023). Adoption of Integrated Pest Management Technologies in Controlling Pink Bollworm by Cotton Growers in Nagpur District of Maharashtra, India. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 41(7), 214–219. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajaees/2023/v41i71965

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