Extent of Adoption of ANGRAU Technologies in Cotton Crop in Andhra Pradesh, India
Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology,
Cotton is the backbone of Indian textile industry, which produces 59% of the country’s total fiber production. Ex-post facto research design was selected as an appropriate research design to investigate the variables influencing extent of ANGRAU technologies in cotton cultivation. Two districts were selected purposively from Andhra Pradesh based on the highest area under cotton cultivation. The names of the selected districts were Kurnool and Guntur. Three mandals from each district were purposively selected based on the highest area of cotton cultivation thus constituting six mandals. Four villages from each mandal were selected by following simple random sampling procedure. The sample constituted to a total of twenty four villages. From each of the selected village, ten farmers were selected by following lottery method of simple random sampling procedure. The sample constituted to a total of 240 respondents. Cent per cent of the farmers had adopted seed rate followed by overwhelmingly (92.08%) of the members had adopted spacing per cent had adopted disease management practices, 53.33 per cent had adopted weed management, more than half (52.50%) had adopted harvesting and water management practices, 32.5 per cent had adopted nutrient management, 15.83 per cent had adopted fertilizer management and minute (3.33%) had adopted recommended varieties of SAU. In overall level of extent of adoption of recommended practices in cotton cultivation more than half (60.00%) of the cotton farmers had medium adoption of recommended practices in cotton cultivation followed by one-fifth (20.00%) of the cotton farmers had high adoption of recommended practices in cotton cultivation and rest (20.00%) had low adoption of recommended practices in cotton cultivation.
- Cotton cultivation
- fertilizer management
- Indian textile industry
- nutrient management
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