Correlates of Knowledge Regarding Utility of Soil Testing and Soil Health Card


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Authors

  • GG Patel
  • Y.C. Lakum
  • Aakash Mishra
  • J H Bhatt

Keywords:

Awareness, Adoption, Knowledge, Soil health cards and soil testing

Abstract

It is always important to find out the factor responsible for positive or negative disposition associated with
farmer toward the usefulness and application of any innovation as change in knowledge preceded acceptance
and application of an innovation. The present investigation was undertaken in Petlad taluka of Anand district
in middle Gujarat region. The random sampling of one hundred farmers from Petlad taluka was done based on
number of respondent who had soil health cards. The results revealed that 52 per cent respondent belonged to
high to very high category with respect to knowledge of soil testing. These farmers adopted the technology of
soil testing and use of SHC to balance the dose of fertilizers for sustaining soil health. The half of the respondents
found the technology beneficial for sustaining soil health, lowering the input cost and improving the farm
production.

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Submitted

05.12.2020

Published

05.12.2020

How to Cite

Correlates of Knowledge Regarding Utility of Soil Testing and Soil Health Card. (2020). Indian Journal of Extension Education, 55(4), 31-35. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJEE/article/view/108042

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