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SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF FARMERS’ AND THEIR ADOPTION OF ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM) PRACTICES IN RICE PRODUCTION (Pages : 32 - 37)

M.L. HAIDER, A.K. ROY, M.Z. ALAM, M.S. UDDIN AND A.W.R. HASSAN

The purpose of the study was to determine the adoption of environmental friendly agricultural practices by the farmers’ through Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Farm family heads of the selected 15 Farmers’ Field School (FFS) of 6 Upazillas from 3 districts Rajshahi division of Bangladesh constitute the population of the study. Out of 25 members of each FFS, 10 members were randomly selected for interview. A total of 150 respondents were finally selected which constituted the sample of the study. Interview schedule was used for data collection. Selected 12 characteristics of the respondents were considered the independent variables. Adoption of environment friendly agricultural practices through IPM was the dependent variable of the study which was measured by present situation of the investigation only. The findings revealed that most (80%) of the respondent were medium adopters and only 13% of them were high adopters. Among the five environments friendly agricultural practices, adoption of use of tolerant variety and judicial use of chemicals were ranked first and second, respectively. However, adoption of use of biological agents was ranged fifth. Respondents’ education, farm size, annual income, knowledge on IPM and attitude towards IPM showed positive significant relationship and farming experience showed negative significant relationship with their adoption of environment friendly agricultural practices.Download


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