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Extension Contacts of the Farmers about Post-harvest Management and Processing of Fruit Crops in Hoshiarpur District of Punjab


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1 Department of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
     

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The study was undertaken to determine the sources of information utilized by the fruit growers of Hoshiarpur district regarding post-harvest management and processing of fruit crops. The fruit crops selected were kinnow and litchi. An interview schedule was prepared and data were collected through personal contact method. The data were analyzed by using appropriate statistical tools such as percentage, mean score and ranking. Findings revealed that 63.33 per cent of fruit growers were aware of the office of the concerned H.D.O. while a meagre 8.89 per cent of the fruit growers were aware about the location of K.V.K. It also surfaced that a majority of fruit growers had approached H.D.O. for seeking relevant information. Also 88.89 per cent of fruit growers used farmer meeting in villages as a source of information while another 78.89 per cent of fruit growers used regional kisan melas a source of information. The findings also revealed that a majority of the fruit growers used newspaper as a source of information while very few of the fruit growers used farm magazines as source of information regarding post-harvest management and processing of the fruit crops.

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Source of Information, Post Harvest, Processing, Extension Contact
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  • Extension Contacts of the Farmers about Post-harvest Management and Processing of Fruit Crops in Hoshiarpur District of Punjab

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L. S. Sehgal
Department of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
V. K. Rampal
Department of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Abstract


The study was undertaken to determine the sources of information utilized by the fruit growers of Hoshiarpur district regarding post-harvest management and processing of fruit crops. The fruit crops selected were kinnow and litchi. An interview schedule was prepared and data were collected through personal contact method. The data were analyzed by using appropriate statistical tools such as percentage, mean score and ranking. Findings revealed that 63.33 per cent of fruit growers were aware of the office of the concerned H.D.O. while a meagre 8.89 per cent of the fruit growers were aware about the location of K.V.K. It also surfaced that a majority of fruit growers had approached H.D.O. for seeking relevant information. Also 88.89 per cent of fruit growers used farmer meeting in villages as a source of information while another 78.89 per cent of fruit growers used regional kisan melas a source of information. The findings also revealed that a majority of the fruit growers used newspaper as a source of information while very few of the fruit growers used farm magazines as source of information regarding post-harvest management and processing of the fruit crops.

Keywords


Source of Information, Post Harvest, Processing, Extension Contact