Linking Socio-Economic Traits with the Adoption of Weed Management Practices (WMP) in Punjab, Pakistan

Muhammad Usman, Humaira Hina, Shama Mushtaq, Sadia Aslam, Naima Nawaz, Asima Rasool, Zareen Fatima


Agricultural growth is obligatory for sustainable rural development and meeting the food requirements for the increasing population. Weeds put biotic stress on the crops and cause yield decline eventually. In this study, we explored the effect of socio-economic attributes of the farmers on the adoption of weed management practices (WMP) in four cropping systems (Rice-Wheat, Rice, Potato, Rice-Maize and Rice-Peas) of the Punjab, Province. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with the 356 respondents chosen through a proportionate sampling method from the District Gujranwala of Punjab. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences and frequency, percentage and regression analysis was applied to the data. Results confirmed that respondents' age, education and income were statistically significant (P<0.05) with the adoption of WMP. As for as information sources were concerned, the association was significant in R-P (P<0.05) and R-Peas (P<0.05) cropping systems. This study endorsed that socio-economic characteristic had a key role in technological adoption. To accelerate the adoption, training programs for the farmers, provision of quality weedicides, subsidized inputs and awareness campaigns are suggested. 


Weeds Awareness Weed control Education Information sources, Demographics

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Journal of Arable Crops and Marketing
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