Singh , S and Singh, R D (2008) Study of Pesticide Applications in Agricultural Crops in Punjab and Haryana. Pestology, 32 (11).

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The present study depicts the cropping pattern, operational land holding and different pesticides sprayed along with their spray schedule. The study is based on the data collected from 120 farmers from 6 districts of two states viz., Punjab and Haryana. 20 farmers each from Amritsar, Ludhiana and Mohali of Punjab district and similarly 20 farmers each from Karnal, Rohtak and Hisar districts of Haryana. Farmers of Mohali district were not much interested in rice crop and were growing maize instead of rice as water table of this district is low as compared to Amritsar and Ludhiana districts. Also canal irrigation system in this district is not strong. Similarly, farmers of Hisar were growing cotton instead of rice crop due to low water table and less canal irrigation facilities. Farmers of Amritsar and Mohali district were spraying pesticides at shorter time interval because of vegetable growing in this area. Also, farmers of Karnal district were applying pesticides at shorter time interval due to growing of vegetables whereas farmers of Hisar district were adopting shorter spray schedule owing to cotton crop. It was also realized that many farmers had no choice in terms of suitability and quality of pesticides but to adopt whatever pesticides were offered to them by the dealers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Pest and Pesticides
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2012 09:32
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2012 09:32

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