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ISSN Print: 2349-6800 | ISSN Online: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 6
An evaluation of extent and gap in adoption in recommended apple spray schedule of the apple growers

Rufaida Mir, Dr. Mohd Afzal Beigh, Zahoor Ahmad Shah, Dr. Rekhi Singh, Jehangir Muzaffar Matoo and Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad Dar

The present study was carried out to evaluate the extent and gap in adoption in recommended apple spray schedule of the apple growers in district Ganderbal of Jammu and Kashmir in 2014. By following the simple random sampling, 100 respondents were selected from 25 villages of four blocks. The data was elicited through personal interview method. The district Ganderbal was purposively selected, because of the potentiality for the development of horticulture, and most of area of the district was under apple plantation. An overall 73.66 per cent of technological gap was observed. The total adoption of the recommended apple spray schedule was found to be only 26.34 percent. Farmers adoption pertaining to recommended chemical, dose and time of spray was high for petal fall stage (46.67%), fruit let stage (42%), dormant stage (36.67%) and pre-harvest stage (29.34%). Overall extent of adoption of the recommended apple spray schedule by the respondents, majority of the respondents (63%) belonged to medium category extent of adoption of the recommended apple spray schedule followed by high 19.00 and low with 18.00 per cent of the respondents.
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How to cite this article:
Rufaida Mir, Dr. Mohd Afzal Beigh, Zahoor Ahmad Shah, Dr. Rekhi Singh, Jehangir Muzaffar Matoo, Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad Dar. An evaluation of extent and gap in adoption in recommended apple spray schedule of the apple growers. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(6):2184-2189.
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