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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:1, January, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(1): 3036-3041

Training Needs of Agri Input Dealers 
Jeyaprakash Narayanan1*, J. Pushpa1, R. Velusamy1,Prabhakaran2 and J. S. Amarnath3
1Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, 2Department of Agricultural Economics, 3Department of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

The present study was conducted during 2019-20 in Madurai district. A total 200 Agri -input dealers were selected by proportionate allocation method from all the 12 blocks of Madurai District. Data were collected by using pretested well structured interview schedule. After thorough review of literature and in consultation with the experts of relevant field five different potential training areas viz., fertilizer , pesticides, seeds, farm machineries and ICT applications were identified and was measured by computing the weighted mean score Different areas of training were ranked as per the weighted mean score. The results revealed that more than two –third of the agro input dealers expressed their training needs on micro nutrients, liquid fertilizer, trade name, chemical name and properties of pesticides, weedicides, IPM and viability of seed aspects. Agri input dealers desire to have training on computer application in their agri business Hence institutions support to these input dealers must give undue important on their preference of training need areas while designing and conducting training programme.

Keywords: Farmers,Agri input dealers, plant protection measures

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Jeyaprakash Narayanan, T., J. Pushpa, R. Velusamy, K. Prabhakaran and Amarnath, J. S. 2021. Training Needs of Agri Input Dealers.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(1): 3036-3041. doi:
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