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P-ISSN: 2788-8428, E-ISSN: 2788-8436

2022, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A


Insecticide usage pattern among vegetable farmers: A case study in Chapainawabganj, Bangladesh


Author(s): Rifat Alam, Mujibur Rahman Khan, Esmat Jahan, Md. Shihab Uddin, Johora Khatun and Sabbir Ahmmed

Abstract: A survey of insecticide use patterns in vegetable cultivation was carried out in this study. The study was conducted in three different upazilas of Chapainawabganj district. Forty vegetable growers were chosen at random and questioned using a pre-structured questionnaire. The study reveals that, the majority of vegetable growers in the study areas had medium-sized families (70%), were middle-aged (50%) and illiterate (47.5%). Farming was the sole profession for 55% of the farmers, and the majority of the respondents had medium experience in farming (55%). During the initial stages of an insect infestation, half of the respondents (50%) applied insecticides. The vegetable growers applied the insecticide in various doses and recommended by the nearest dealer. 37.5% of respondents knew about insect pest control through relatives. Only 22.5% of respondents received pest management training. During the spraying of insecticides, most farmers did not take any precautions (52.5%). The majority of responders (57.5%) dumped empty containers into a nearby pond/field and stored insecticide in the storeroom (67.5%). Hence, it is essential to educate the farmers on recommended insecticide usage practices and rational use of insecticide in vegetable cultivation.

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How to cite this article:
Rifat Alam, Mujibur Rahman Khan, Esmat Jahan, Md. Shihab Uddin, Johora Khatun, Sabbir Ahmmed. Insecticide usage pattern among vegetable farmers: A case study in Chapainawabganj, Bangladesh. Zool Entomol Lett 2022;2(1):50-55.

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