Knowledge and Impression of Fenugreek Growers about Insecticide Usage in District of Western Maharashtra, India

S. S. Shinde *

Department of Agricultural Entomology, MPKV, Rhauri-413722, India.

C. S. Patil

Department of Agricultural Entomology, MPKV, Rhauri-413722, India.

B. V. Deore

Department of Agricultural Entomology, MPKV, Rhauri-413722, India.

S. A. Pawar

Department of Horticulture, MPKV, Rahuri-413722, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


A survey was done in the Western Maharashtra districts, Ahmednagar, Pune, and Nashik to investigate the pesticide usage pattern in fenugreek from 2019 to 2020. The total 150 fenugreek growers were chosen at random and interviewed out of that, fifty growers were from each selected district. The collected data was analysis with the help of excel to calculate per cent respondents. In accordance with the survey, the majority of fenugreek growers (52.00%) used novel insecticides, followed by conventional (39.25%) and biopesticides (8.75%). In terms of knowledge and farmer perception, 63.33% of farmers were conscious of the seriousness of insect pest problems in fenugreek, well almost 60.66% were aware of natural enemies, 66.66% were aware of the benefits of employing biopesticides, and only 28.00% of fenugreek growers were aware of the harmful effects of insecticides and failed to take any precautions to avoid harmful effects. The majority of farmers were unaware of the acceptable waiting period for harvesting fenugreek after application of insecticides. 

Keywords: Neonicotinoids, diamides, organophosphate, biopeptides, fenugreek, natural enemies

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Shinde , S. S., C. S. Patil, B. V. Deore, and S. A. Pawar. 2023. “Knowledge and Impression of Fenugreek Growers about Insecticide Usage in District of Western Maharashtra, India”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 13 (8):1919-27.


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