TO STUDY THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PROFILE CHARACTERISTICS OF PADDY AND COTTON GROWERS WITH THEIR KNOWLEDGE LEVEL OF PLANT PROTECTION MEASURESNAVYA D. AND VENKATARANGANAIKA K.
The present study was conducted in Karimnagar district of Telangana state. Ex post facto research design was adopted in the present investigation. Karimnagar district was purposively selected for the study. The study was conducted in 6 villages selected from 3 Mandals of Karimnagar district which included 20 farmers from each selected village thus making a sample of 120 farmers. The analysis of relationship between profile characteristics of paddy and cotton growers with their knowledge level of Plant Protection Measures indicated that variables such as education, family size, annual income, social participation, Risk orientation, economic motivation, innovation, mass media participation, extension contact and awareness exhibited positive and significant relationship paddy and cotton crops. Land holding of paddy growers and age of cotton growers having negative relationship with the knowledge level of Plant Protection Measures of paddy and cotton crop