Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 8

Farmers’ Knowledge and Perception on Major Insect Pests of Rice and their Integrated Management in Gorkha, Nepal

Sudip Neupane1*, Resham Bahadur Thapa2 and Radhika Regmi1

1Undergraduate Student, Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal
2Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal

*Corresponding Author: Sudip Neupane, Undergraduate Student, Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.

Received: July 06, 2020; Published: July 30, 2020



 Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is the major staple crop of Nepal. Various insect pests cause high yield loss in field and storage condition. The study was carried in September-October 2018 to assess farmer’s knowledge and perception on major insect pests of rice and their integrated management in Gorkha, Nepal. Respondents were selected randomly from among the study area. 120 samples were taken from 750 sampling population. Household survey was used to collect information by using a semi-structured questionnaire. The collected data were processed and analyzed by using MS-Excel and SPSS. The study revealed that rice gundhi bug, yellow stem borer and grasshopper were the major rice field pest while rice weevil and rice Angoumois moth was the major storage pest of rice in the study area. Biological practices were the least adopted practice. Use of resistant variety, use of well decomposed fertilizer, crop rotation, adjustment of planting date were the least adopted cultural practices while use of traps, rouging and clipping were the least adopted mechanical practice. All of the respondents were found to use chemical method without using all the protective wearing and safety measures. Only, few respondents had the knowledge of IPM and attended training on IPM.

Keywords: Insect Pest; IPM; Perception; Pesticide and Socio-demographics



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Citation: Sudip Neupane., et al. “Farmers’ Knowledge and Perception on Major Insect Pests of Rice and their Integrated Management in Gorkha, Nepal". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.8 (2020): 52-57.


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