Vol. 1, Issue 3 (2013)
Factors influencing the adoption level of farmers towards glory lily cultivation
Author(s): Dr. R Muthukumar, Dr. R Jayasankar
Abstract: Dindigul and Tuticorin have suitable agro-climatic conditions for cultivation of medicinal plants. There is a need to take up a systematic approach towards cultivation of medicinal plants to provide a consistent supply of medicinal plant produce of international quality. It is imperative to study the adoption of glory lily recommended practices by the medicinal plant farmers in their cultivation. The farmer in his day to day business uses a wide range of resourced. Within this view, the present paper has been taken up with the adoption of glory lily technologies. In view of this, Dindigul district was selected purposively for the analysis of production and marketing of glory lily. The purposive sampling technique was used to select one block in the Dindigul district. The extent of adoption of glory lily cultivation practices by the respondents major glory lily cultivation practices were selected in consultation with the extension officials, researchers and based on the available literature. More than fifty per cent of the respondents had medium level of adoption followed nearly one-third of the respondent who had high level of adoption.