An attempt has been made to focus and identify the discrete characteristics of the two contrast groups determining pomegranate yield. It examines the difference between the two groups of Pomegranate growers on the basis of some socio-economic characteristics, input application factors, managerial factors and labour characteristics. Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) has been used to discriminate
the Pomegranate cultivators belonging to two groups (high yielding and low yielding groups) based on multiple characters simultaneously with an objective that which factors are prospective with respect to yield attributing characters. Out of 48 different factors it is found that 22 factors have significant role in Pomegranate production. Observed significant correlation between adoption index and realization index in case of high and low yielding groups it also indicates that high yielding farmers who belongs to lower size group are good adopters of technology. Pomegranate is a capital intensive orchard crop,
the level of adoption depends not only on quantum of inputs but also on the appropriate know-how practices at the farm level. This study would be helpful to the pomegranate growers for making decisions related to pomegranate production.
Author (s) Details
Dr. G. D. Rede
Department of Agricultural Economics at CSMSS, College of Agriculture, Kanchanwadi, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.
Department of Agricultural Economics, BCKV, Mohanpur, (W.B), India.
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