Journal of FARM SCIENCES, Vol 19, No 4 (2006)

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A Critical Analysis of Management Behaviour of Horticultural Crop Growers of Dakshina Kannada Practicing Micro Irrigation Systems

Lakshman.J. Pol, K.C. Shashidar, M.K. Nagaraj, A. Bheemappa


A field experiment conducted during 2004-2005 to analyze the knowledge and extent of adoption of micro irrigation management practices among the horticulture crop growers in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka state revealed that 20% of the farmers were in high knowledge category and 10% were in high adoption category. It was observed that more number of farmers were noticed in medium category of risk orientation (80.00%), scientific orientation (60.00%) and innovative proneness (73.33%). Further, the statistical analysis revealed that these independent variables were non significantly related with overall knowledge and adoption level of Micro irrigation system management. These case study results may help in planning our policy of micro irrigation.

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