Knowledge Level of Farmers about Cultivation of Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) in Cold Arid Region of Ladakh

Indian Journal of Extension Education
Year: 2021 (Jul-sep), Volume: (57), Issue. (3)
First page: (112) Last page: (114)
Online ISSN: 2454-552X
Print ISSN: 0537- 1996
doi: 10.48165/IJEE.2021.57327

Knowledge Level of Farmers about Cultivation of Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) in Cold Arid Region of Ladakh
Yogesh Kumar1*, Bashir A. Rather2, M.S. Kanwar3, Mehrajudin Sofi4, Fatima Bano5, Parveen Kumar6 and D. Namgyal7anty3

1Technical Assistant, Agricultural Extension, High Mountain Arid Agriculture Research Institute, SKUAST-K, UT of Ladakh 2Senior Scientist, Entomology, High Mountain Arid Agriculture Research Institute, SKUAST-K, UT of Ladakh 3Senior Scientist, Vegetable Science, High Mountain Arid Agriculture Research Institute, SKUAST-K, UT of Ladakh 4Senior Scientist, GPB, High Mountain Arid Agriculture Research Institute, SKUAST-K, UT of Ladakh 
5Former PhD Student, Division of Agricultural Extension Education, SKUAST-Jammu, UT of J&K 
6SMS, Agricultural Extension, KVK-Leh, SKUAST-K, UT of Ladakh 7Associate Director (R&E), Agronomy, High Mountain Arid Agriculture Research Institute, SKUAST-K, UT of Ladakh
*Corresponding author email id: ykmahadev@gmail.com

Received:
01 June 2021

Accepted:
20 June 2021

Online Published:
28 June 2021

How to cite the Article

Kumar, Y., Rather, B. A., Kanwar, M. S., Sofi, M., Bano, F., Kumar, P., & anty, D. N. (2021). Knowledge Level of Farmers about Cultivation of Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) in Cold Arid Region of Ladakh. Indian Journal of Extension Education, 57(03), 112–114. https://doi.org/10.48165/IJEE.2021.57327 Cite
Kumar, Yogesh, et al. “Knowledge Level of Farmers about Cultivation of Quinoa (Chenopodium Quinoa Willd.) in Cold Arid Region of Ladakh.” Indian Journal of Extension Education, vol. 57, no. 03, 2021, pp. 112–14, http://doi.org/10.48165/IJEE.2021.57327. Cite
1.
Kumar Y, Rather BA, Kanwar MS, Sofi M, Bano F, Kumar P, et al. Knowledge Level of Farmers about Cultivation of Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) in Cold Arid Region of Ladakh. IJEE. 2021;57(03):112‑4. DOI: 10.48165/IJEE.2021.57327 Cite
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is images.png
View on Google Scholar

ABSTRACT

The study investigated the knowledge level of farmers about the recommended cultivation practices of quinoa (a high value crop and potential option for crop diversification) in cold arid region of Ladakh.A total sample of 80 farmers was randomly selected from two villages (Thiksay and Stakana), where it was largely adopted by the farmers after its introduction in the region during 2016 onwards. The data were collected with the help of pre-structured interview schedule for the major cultivation practices during 2020. The knowledge level of farmers about timing of irrigation was observed highest followed by spacing, germination of seeds, thinning, recommended fertilizers, date of sowing, seed rate, first weeding, harvesting, market rate, and varieties of quinoa. Further, it was observed that majority of the farmers had medium level of knowledge about quinoa cultivation. It means that there is large scope for imparting training to the farmers about adoption of improved cultivation practices so as to increase the production of this highly remunerative crop and help in increasing the livelihood of farmers in the region. 

Keywords

Quinoa, Knowledge, Farmers, Diversification, Cultivation