PERCEPTION OF VEGETABLE GROWERS TOWARDS EXCESSIVE USE OF PESTICIDES IN BANKURA DISTRICT OF WEST BENGAL


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  • ARNAB KUMAR PAINE, ANINDITA SAHA*, DIGVIJAY SINGH DHAKRE and RAVI KUMAR GUPTA Department of Agricultural Extension, Palli Siksha Bhavana (Institute of Agriculture), Visva-Bharati University, Sriniketan- 731236

Keywords:

Gravity of Perception,Vegetable Production, Vegetable Growers, Use of Pesticide and Path analysis.

Abstract

Pesticides are an essential input for maximizing the agricultural production through controlling the vegetable
disease, pest, weed and others. The study was conducted during 2018 to know the perception of
vegetablegrowers towards excessive use of pesticidesin Bankura District of West Bengal. The results revealed
that the majority of the respondents fall under medium level of perception. Among the eleven independent
variables, five variables were having positive and highly significant relationship with dependent variable.
Regression analysis had shown that all the 11 independent variables put together have influenced significant
variation in perception to the extent of R2 45.5 percent and out of eleven, only one variable was positive and
significant at one percent level of confidence. Path analysis showed that independent variables had direct and
indirect effect on perception of vegetable growers towards excessive use of pesticides.For sustainable vegetable
production, plant protection activity holds a significant importance in increasing the profit of vegetable cultivation
in the study area.

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Submitted

23-02-2023

Published

31-03-2020

How to Cite

ARNAB KUMAR PAINE, ANINDITA SAHA*, DIGVIJAY SINGH DHAKRE and RAVI KUMAR GUPTA. (2020). PERCEPTION OF VEGETABLE GROWERS TOWARDS EXCESSIVE USE OF PESTICIDES IN BANKURA DISTRICT OF WEST BENGAL. The Journal of Research ANGRAU, 48(1), 53-58. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/TJRA/article/view/133696

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