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Indian Journal of Social Research Vol. 60 (5) (September - October, 2019) (645-652) 

Knowledge Level of Farmers Towards Improved Production Practices of Mustard in Karauli District of Rajasthan

R K Meena

Assistant Professor 
Agril. Extn. Edu. KVK Karauli
Agriculture University
Kota, Rajasthan (India)

Priyanshu Tripathi

SMS Home Science, KVK Karauli
Agriculture University
Kota, Rajasthan (India)

Ramkishan Meena 

Assistant Professor 
Agronomy, ARS, Kota
Agriculture University
Kota, Rajasthan (India)

K C Meena

Assistant Professor 
Agril. Extn., KVK Sawai Madhopur
Agriculture University
Kota, Rajasthan (India)

Abstract

Mustard is the main cash crop of the farmers in Karauli district. The farmers having small land holding size and irrigation facility available by Tube well and Dame, in the Rabi season most of farmers are growing Mustard as oil seed crops. At the time of seed formation and maturity stage, frost problem is the serious problem in mustard on the farmer’s field. Training can become effective only when it is in consonance with the needs of the clients. In the present study an attempt has been made to assess training needs of beneficiary and non beneficiary farmers about improved production practices of mustard. To keep pace with the development in agriculture technology, it is imperative to stream line the transfer of technology system so that the benefit of innovations can reach the farming community in the quickest possible time. For speedy transfer of improved agricultural technologies, role of research and training for farmers has been recognized according to their requirements.

For transfer of Technology to the farmer’s field, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Karauli, is playing major role and training to farmers continuously. In this connection the present study was conducted in the Karauli district to know training needs of farmers and different level of training needs between beneficiaries and non beneficiary respondents towards improved production practices of mustard. The result of study show that “Plant protection measures”, “Selection of seed and seed rate”, “Use of weedicides and hoeing and weeding” and “Irrigation Management” is most by needed by the overall categories of the farmers.


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