Floriculture has emerged as one of the most lucrative profession having much higher potential of return than most of the other field crops.
A wide variety of flower are grown in india, popular among them are rose, gladiolus, marigold, jasmine, chrysanthemum, carnation, tuberose, amaryllis, hollyhocks, nasturtium, calendula, pansies, corn flowers, anthurium etc.
Jasmine is popular in the world over for its perfume
There are 90 species of jasmine are grown in India out of them about 20 species are under culyivation in south India
** Significant at 1% level Knowledge level of farm women regarding specific recommended jasmine cultivation practices Sl. No Characteristics/ categories Jasmine growers Ҳ 2 Numbers Per cent 1. Age Young 35 years 47 52.22 16.46** Middle 35-50years 27 30.00 Old >50years 16 17.77 2. Education Low 0 37 41.11 9.36** Medium 1 36 40.00 High ≥ 2 16 18.88
Knowledge level of recommended cultivation practices of Jasmine growers.
Adoption level of recommended cultivation practices of jasmine growers Categories Jasmine growers Ҳ 2 Number Percentage Low 19 21.12 6.86* Medium 39 43.33 High 32 35.55 Total 90 100.00
Participation of farm women in different activities of jasmine production practices Sl.No Activities Jasmine growers Number Pre cent 1. Selection of varieties 9 10.00 2. Selection of cuttings 8 8.88 3. Land preparation 57 63.33 4. Fertilizers application 65 72.00 5. Planting 90 100.00 6. Weeding 90 100.00 7. Pruning 82 91.11 8. Harvesting of buds 90 100.00 9. Marketing of buds in the farm 6 6.66 10 Sale of flowers in villages 14 15.55
Majority of the respondents including in the study were young (52.22%), had low education(41.4%),with large land holding with medium area under crop
High percentage of respondents were found to participate in different agricultural activities had medium, decision making level with less social participation, extension participation, medium cosmopolitans and mass media participation
Nearly 50 per cent of jasmine growers had medium knowledge level
Almost all the jasmine growers had correct knowledge about practices like seed materials to be used best seed material, different varieties of jasmine
Age, farming experience, participation in different activities, decision making of the respondent farm women were found to be significantly related with knowledge level of jasmine of jasmine growers.
Land holding , area under crop, annual income, farming experience, participation in different activities and decision making patterns of farm women were found to be significantly related with adoption of jasmine growers.