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Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 11(4), pp. 222-227, 2021

ISSN: 2276-7770

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Perception of potato growers regarding plant clinic in Okara District, Punjab, Pakistan

 

 

1Asif Waheed,  1Muhammad Usman Hameed, 2Muhammad Haroon Majeed, 2Zain Ul Abdin, 2Muhammad Usama and 1Hafiz Ali Raza

 

 

1Institute of Agriculture Extension, Education and Rural Development, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.

2Institute of Horticultural Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE INFO

ABSTRACT

 

Article No.: 110821117

Type: Research

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Potato is a well-known vegetable grown in Pakistan and it provides essential nutrients to the human body. The purpose of the study was to assess the perception of potato growers regarding plant clinics. Data were collected randomly from  120  potato growers of  District Okara, Punjab, Pakistan. The findings indicated that the majority of the growers had >35-45 years old. Results indicates that 26.7 percent sampled farmers were illiterate, 23.3 percent of the respondents had up to middle level education and 30 percent of the farmers were matriculated. Whereas 40% of the potato farmers were smallholders with an average landholding of 6 to 12.5 acres. Results indicated (58.3 %) of the respondents stated that they used quality seed of potato and 55.8% stated that after the impact of plant clinic on potato productivity they will make improvement in crop varieties.There is a dire need to take some effective steps to improve plant clinics activities for increasing potato production at national level.

 

Accepted:  13/11/2021

Published: 28/11/2021

 

*Corresponding Author

Hafiz Ali Raza

E-mail: razaa0617@ gmail.com

 

Keywords:

Perception, potato growers, plant clinic, recommended practices, adoption

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Cite this Article: Asif, W; Hameed, MU; Majeed, MH; Abdin, ZU; Usama, M; Raza, HA (2021). Perception of potato growers regarding plant clinic in Okara District, Punjab, Pakistan. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 11(4): 222-227.

 

 


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