Study on drought management practices in mulberry sericulture in dry agro climatic zones of Karnataka State, India
- 1Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute (CSRTI), Central Silk Board (CSB), Srirampura, Mysore- 570 008, Karnataka, India
- 2Research Extension Centre, CSRTI, CSB, Tumkur and Madiwala, Karnataka, India
- 3Research Extension Centre, CSRTI, CSB, Tumkur and Madiwala, Karnataka, India
- 4Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute (CSRTI), Central Silk Board (CSB), Srirampura, Mysore- 570 008, Karnataka, India
Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 7, Issue (3), Pages 24-28, March,10 (2018)
Sericulture is an agro industry significantly contributing for the rural development throughout Karnataka. Recent droughts affected Mulberry cultivation and Silk worm rearing in many sericultural clusters in the Karnataka. Study was conducted with the sericulture farmers of central and southern dry agro climatic zone of Karnataka to find out the drought management practices adopted. The farmer's wise adoption index was calculated for 30 identified drought management technologies. The study inferred that 34 percent of the sericulturists were medium adopters and 66 percent were low adopters. 70 percent of technologies have low extent of adoption, 7 percent have medium extent of adoption and 23 percent of technologies have high extent of adoption. 76 percent of the farmers are affected by water shortage to carry out their sericultural activities. The study suggests for taking suitable efforts to increase the awareness and to increase the adoption of technologies in an integrated manner for quality linked silk production in the drought areas.
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