e-Arik: ICTs for Agricultural Extension
The study was conducted in the selected three villages namely; Yagrung, Tekang and Kangkong of Pasighat circle in East Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh state.
Selection of farmers: Sixty tribal farmers were randomly selected from three villages for the individual household survey and 60 tribal farmers were randomly selected to conduct the Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA).
Data collection: Data were collected by using pre-tested structured interview schedule and PRA methods.
Description of Study area: The selected villages are located in the Pasighat circle. The average annual rainfall is 440 cm. Generally, rocky sandy loam soil with the PH ranges from 5.0 to 6.5 and sub-tropical climate condition favours cultivation of a wide range of crops. The major cultivated crops are rice, mustard, maize, mandarin orange, pineapple and vegetables in the foot hill and mid hill areas. The prevalence of shifting cultivation system involves slashing and burning of the vegetation on hill slopes and using the land for cultivation for one or two years. Then farmers move to new area for doing the same practice.
Farm Seasonal Calendar
In farm seasonal calendar, farmers described the seasonal variations in crop cultivation, intercultural operations, pest and diseases occurrence and harvesting of farm produce.
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Dr. R. Saravanan
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College of Post Graduate Studies (CPGS)
Central Agricultural University (CAU)
Umiam, Barapani- 793 103, Meghalaya
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