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Nagpur Mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco.) being grown in large acreage of Jhalawar district. But now, the majority growers get less yield, low quality fruits and irregular fruiting from their orchards. So, the present study was conducted with the objective of studying the extent of adoption and perceived constraints in adoption of recommended mandarin growing practices. Data were collected from three blocks (Pirawa, Bhawani Mandi and Jhalarapatan) of the Jhalawar district of Rajasthan. Total 120 farmers were surveyed for this study. It was found that the extent of adoption was least in case of recommended insecticides, pesticides and fertilizers ranked at Xth followed by adoption irrigation management practices. Maximum adoption was in case of suitable variety of orange cv. Nagpur mandarin. Least extent of adoption was observed in case of plant protection and fertilizer applications (MPS+16.50). Drip Irrigation management (MPS+17.50) and recommended chemical and fungicide dose with MPS 25.17. The major socioeconomic constraint faced by the respondent farmers was lack of the technical knowledge with a mean score of 11.57 and lack of technical pursuance is very serious constraint by more than 75 per cent of the respondents. Similarly, the high cost of inputs, including machines was perceived as a very serious constraint by the more then2 / 3rd of the respondents. Major technological constraints were high incidence of insect-pest with MPS+72.67 followed by disease (MPS+37.52).