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Knowledge of farmers regarding tomato crop production in Karnal district of Haryana

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Anil Kumar, Santosh Rani, Makhan Lal, and Jitender Bhatia

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2016, Volume : 12, Issue : 1
First page : ( 197) Last page : ( 200)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2016.00024.X

Knowledge of Farmers Regarding Tomato Crop Production in Karnal District of Haryana

Kumar Anil1,*, Rani Santosh2, Lal Makhan3, Bhatia Jitender4
1HAFED, (Haryana)

2Department of Extension Education and Communication Management, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125004

3Department of Horticulture, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125004

4Department of Agricultural Economics, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125004

*Corresponding author’s email: anilkhas@rediffmail.com

JEL Codes: C81, Q01, Q16, Q18

Online published on 5 February, 2016.

Abstract
Tomato is one of the major vegetable crops. It plays a very important role in daily diet. Tomato in India has become almost an essential part of diet of both rich and poor people. In India, tomato is grown in almost all the states. Karnal is the largest growing district of tomato production in area, production and productivity in Haryana state. The systematic studies about tomato crop production in Karnal district are rare. This study will be helpfulin increasing the knowledge of farmers for tomato crop production in this district. The results revealed that 66 percent respondents had medium level overall knowledge followed by 16 percent high level knowledge of tomatocrop production. It was also noted that socio-economic status, occupation, caste, house type, material possession, education, farm power, risk orientation, extension contact and age were correlated with knowledge and found tobe statistically significant