Journal ID : AMA-27-01-2023-11976
[This article belongs to Volume - 54, Issue - 02]
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Title : MAIZE FARMER’S APPREHENSION ABOUT DIFFERENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON MAIZE CULTIVATION IN NABARANGPUR, ODISHA

Abstract :

The current demand driven cultivation practices required a multipurpose crop like maize that is used for various purposes including food, feed, fodder, green cobs, sweet corn, popcorn, starch and several industrial products. A study was conducted with 90 farmers from nine villages of three blocks of Nabrangpur district revealed that the respondents have better knowledge on summer ploughing and cleaning of crop residue and stalks and FYM application are some basic activities of land preparation so that are well known to the farmers. Application of chemicals, preparation of furrows for water application like pre-sowing activities are not known to the maize farmers. The farmers have adequate knowledge about irrigation system provided during critical stages of growth which are emergence stage, weaning, initiation of ears, tassel visible, female flowering grain abortion limit stage and doughy grain stage are more prone to moisture stress. All the socio-economic attributes of the respondents except family size have significant and influence the knowledge level of the maize farmers.

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