Publication Type : Presentation
Source : 2012.
Url : https://agbioforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/AgBioForum-18-2-209.pdf
Keywords : agriculture Bt cotton diffusion, extension pesticide,
Campus : Amritapuri
School : Department of Management, School of Business
Department : Department of Management
Year : 2012
Abstract : Technology adoption in agriculture depends on the access to
information by farmers. This article focuses on the diffusion of
seed and pesticide technology among the Bt cotton growers in
Gujarat, India. Even though the dealers are supplying two crucial inputs in cotton cultivation, information provided by them
appears to be limited. Dealers are aware of hybrid features of
the seeds, but have very little knowledge about the Bt traits, use
of refuge, and the targeted pests. Farmers seem to select the
variety on their own after experimenting with more varieties, and
there is very limited extension support. Dependency on the
organized seed market seems to be increasing compared to the
initial years of introduction of Bt. On the use of pesticide,
though, farmers appeared to assess the situation before spraying the chemicals, yet the kind of chemicals used raise health,
environmental, and productivity concerns in the long run.
Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Viswanathan P. K., “Technology Diffusion and Adoption in Cotton Cultivation: Emerging Scenario in Gujarat”. 2012.