024980 BHISE R N, GAIKWAD D S, SHETE P P, KADAM J R (Lovely Professional Univ, Phagwara - 144 401, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) : Knowledge of dairy farmers about recommended dairy management practices. Plant Arch 2018, 18(1), 867-74.
The research study was conducted in Konkan region of Maharashtra state, with the objectives of profile characteristics of
the dairy farmers, adoption behaviour of dairy farmers about recommended dairy management practices, relationship between
personal, socio-economic and psychological characteristics of dairy farmers with adoption behaviour of recommended dairy
management practices, document the existing dairy management practices followed by dairy farmers, assess the training
needs of the dairy farmers and suggest the strategies to improve milk production in Konkan region. In all, 200 dairy farmers
were selected from eight tahsils from selected four districts. Personal interview technique was used for data collection. The
personal, socio-economic and psychological characteristics of the dairy farmers namely, self-education, family size, experience
in dairying, annual income, number of milch animals, milk production, availability of water, land holding, social participation,
training received, economic motivation, management orientation were considered as independent variables, while adoption
behaviour were selected as dependent variable for the present study. The adoption behaviour consisted four parameters
namely, knowledge, and skill was measured with the help of specially developed scale, while extent of adoption and attitude
towards dairy farming was measured with developed scheduled. Many dairy farmers trust on various existing dairy management
practices because this practices are very easily available, low coast and no any side effect on animals.
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