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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 29 issue 2 (june 2009) :


C.S. Arneja, Ramandeep Singh, Gurbinder Kaur
1Department of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141 004, India
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Cite article:- Arneja C.S., Singh Ramandeep, Kaur Gurbinder (2023). CONSTRAINTS IN POTATO CULTIVATION FACED BY THE POTATO GROWERS. Agricultural Science Digest. 29(2): . doi: .
The study intended to know the personal profile of potato growers and constraints being
faced by them. 150 potato growers were selected for this study from 5 villages of 2 selected
blocks of Jalandhar district by using non-probability sampling method. Regarding the sociopersonal
characteristics of the potato growers, the study revealed that 54.66 per cent of the
respondents were from the age group of 40-55 years. 32.66 per cent of them were matriculate
and more than 50 per cent of them were having 2 to 38 acres operational landholding. Further, it
was found that majority of potato growers (92.00%) followed rice-potato-fallow rotation.68.00
per cent had medium mass media exposure. 58.66 per cent respondents had 1 to 33 acres area
under potato cultivation and majority of them had 8-12 years of experience in potato growing.
Majority of the respondents reported non-availability of disease resistant varieties and 68.00 per
cent reported labour as the major problem. Maximum number of respondents reported that
there was no support price fixed by the government for potato crop
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