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KNOWLEDGE OF FARMERS ABOUT SOIL AND RAINWATER CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGY AND ITS DETERMINANTS

Article Id: ARCC2195 | Page : 283-286
Citation :- KNOWLEDGE OF FARMERS ABOUT SOIL AND RAINWATER CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGY AND ITS DETERMINANTS.Agricultural Science Digest.2009.(29):283-286
Berjesh Ajrawat* and Ajay Kumar
Address : Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kathua SKUAST-Jammu-184 101, India.

Abstract

Water, being the most critical input for plant growth, plays a key role in enhancing agricultural
production. It is a vital component of life support system, economic upliftment and overall well
being of the mankind. The study was conducted in a dry farming area of Kathua District of
Jammu and Kashmir State. Barnoti and Kathua blocks were purposively selected, because there
are similar climatic conditions, cropping patterns and crops. In all 150 farmers were drawn by
using proportionate random sampling method from 15 randomly selected villages from the
selected blocks for the purpose of study. The study concludes that majority of the farmers had
medium level of knowledge about soil and rain water conservation technology. The farmers were
found to be aware about summer ploughing, sowing of crops across the slope, mulching, purpose
of earthen bunds, loose boulder structure, brush wood dam, farm pond and vegetative barriers
for conservation of soil and rain water. Socio economic status was the major determinant of
knowledge of farmers about soil and rain water conservation technology

Keywords

Knowledge Soil Rainwater Technology.

References

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  3. Yadav, V.P.S. et al (2006). Indian Res. J. Ext. Edu. 6(3):20-21.

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