Spread and Acceptance of TPS 5 Paddy Variety in Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu

R Premavathi, R Sasikala

Abstract


The present research has been undertaken to study the spread and acceptance of TPS 5 Paddy Variety in Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu. Ramapuram, Andarkulam and Manavalakurchi villages of Agastheeswaram and Kurenthenkode blocks of Kanyakumari district were purposively selected based on more area under TPS 5 rice cultivation. Sixty rice growers were selected from the villages based on random sampling method. The data were collected using pre-tested interview schedule and analyzed by using appropriate statistical tools. The results revealed that most of the respondents belonged to old age and had followed agriculture as a primary occupation. Most of the respondents had high level of extension participation. The analysis of extent of adoption indicated that seventy five per cent of the respondents adopted TPS 5 variety in Kannipoo season. More than eighty per cent of the respondents had adopted recommended seed rate, age of seedling and spacing. Non availability of quality seeds and machineries in time, high weed infestation and improper usage of pre-emergence herbicide, lack of knowledge on application of recommended fertilizer and pest management practices were the major constraints encountered by the respondents.


Keywords


Technology Adoption; TPS 5 rice variety; Constraints; Tamil Nadu

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26725/JEE.2019.3.31.6338-6342

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