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Preception of Farmers Regarding Rice Technology Adoption



Z.D. Mirani , M.A. Narejo , M.I. Kumbhar and F.C. Oad
 
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Rice is one of the important cash crop of Pakistan. To improve rice production, farmers must be aware of recommended practices. Different sources of information are used for dissemination of information and it was assumed that farmer would be able to understand new technology for rice production and will employ this technology at their fields. Therefore, this study sought to describe farmers level of knowledge regarding the recommended technology for rice production and to assess the effectiveness of the sources of information. The study used a sample survey method and identifies through a simple random sampling technique 150 rice growers of Larkana district of Sindh province of Pakistan. The study found that more than 70% rice growers were following recommended technology which was considered under the moderate level. Radio and Agriculture Extension were found significant sources in helping farmers to adopt new technology. Farmers were of the opinion that the government should held conferences for farmers which is helpful in understanding new and improved technological advancement in the field of agriculture. The majority of the respondents perceived that agricultural extension agents should pay visit to their farm/field on a regular basis.

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Z.D. Mirani , M.A. Narejo , M.I. Kumbhar and F.C. Oad , 2001. Preception of Farmers Regarding Rice Technology Adoption. Journal of Applied Sciences, 1: 339-342.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2001.339.342

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2001.339.342

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