FARMERS KNOWLEDGE AND ADOPTION OF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM) IN PHEK DISTRICT OF NAGALAND
Mary N. Odyuo
This paper emphasizes the knowledge level of farmers towards IPM and the extent of adoption of IPM practices by the target farmers. The knowledge level on IPM were tested on the basis of whether they have heard or unheard of the various Cultural, Mechanical, Biological and Chemical pest management practices. The extent of adoption of IPM practices by the respondents was collected basing on their response towards adoption of various IPM practices. In the present study, the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents were considered as Independent variables and the extent of adoption as the dependent variable.
KEY WORDS: Knowledge, Adoption, Integrated Pest Management