Survey-Based Study on Farmers’ Knowledge and Pattern of Using Insecticide on Different Crops in Aligarh District of Uttar Pradesh, India

Intezar Ali, Syed Ziaur Rahman, Ayesha Qamar, Mohd Shahzaib Khan

Abstract


Background: Agrochemicals can play a significant role in enhancing post-harvest crop productivity and protection. But over the years, there’s growing concern about the inaccurate use of pesticides in agriculture.

Objective: To assess knowledge of farmers about pest management, perceptions of the kind and frequencies as well as severity of pests and disease, sources of information, awareness of farmers and safety measures followed during pesticide application.

Methods: A random survey was conducted employing a standard structured questionnaire among 100 farmers in Wheat, Mustard and Paddy cultivating areas across the ten villages of Aligarh district, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Results: Most ordinarily used pesticides applied by the farmers on different crops were Malathion, Cypermethrin and Chlorpyriphos. It was also observed during the survey that most of the farmers stored the pesticide bottles at safe places and the remaining in unsafe areas with no safety measures. It was found that no farmer was familiar even with Government Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC)’s roles and guidelines about the use of labeled and unlabelled pesticide application. However, most of the farmers were mainly dependent by the recommendation of pesticide dealers.

International Journal of Human and Health Sciences Vol. 06 No. 02 April’22 Page: 193-199


Keywords


Agrochemicals, Labelled, Non-labelled, CIBRC, Malathion

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.31344/ijhhs.v6i2.445

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