Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Research

Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Research
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Ruvani Subhathma WG

Ruvani Subhathma WG
Coconut Research Institute,
Sri Lanka

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  • Research Article
    Analysis of Adoption Levels of Technologies Recommended for the Management of Major Coconut Pests in SriLanka
    Author(s): Ruvani Subhathma WGRuvani Subhathma WG

    Coconut production in Sri Lanka is threatened by pest and diseases. Therefore, different remedial measures havebeen introduced by Coconut Research Institute (CRI) to safeguard the plantations. This study was carried out todetermine the level of technology adoption to manage major coconut pests by the coconut farmers in different landcategories. The farmers were selected from the Kurunegala district, which is the major coconut growing district incoconut triangle in Sri Lanka. Findings of the study revealed that more than 70 percent of the growers in all landcategories above 2Ac had adopted technologies recommended by CRI to control black beetle. Technology adoptionlevel was around 60 percent for red weevil control, nearly 30 percent for coconut mite and around 65 percent forplesispa beetle. Farmers’ perceptions affect their technology adoption decisions. There are two factors tha.. Read More»

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