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Gotyal S.H.,Regional Agril. Res. Station | Angadi J.G.,Regional Agril. Res. Station | Aski S.G.,Regional Agril. Res. Station | Patil M.B.,Regional Agril. Res. Station | Dolli S.S.,Regional Agril. Res. Station
International Journal of Agricultural and Statistical Sciences | Year: 2010

The study conducted in Bijapur and Bagalkot district of Karnataka State during the year 2007 revealed that non availability of grape experts within the district and shortage of water during summer expressed by cent per cent farmers and high cost of chemicals (92.50%), irregular and insufficient power supply (90%) were the other technical constraints. Very high rate of interest and non availability of credit in time (92.50%) and inadequate credit support for area expansion (84.00%) were the financial constraints and low price for grape domination of middleman, no scientific criteria for price fixation for grape and lack of regulated or organized market for grape (90%) were the major marketing constraints expressed by grape growers. Government intervention for creation of water source, supply of sufficient quantity of agrochemicals on subsidized rates, uninterrupted and sufficient supply of electricity were important suggestions given by the cent per cent farmers. Other important suggestions expressed by grape growers were provision of appropriate technology on pruning schedule and plant protection for quality grape production (90%) and financial support at low rate of interest for area expansion (90%), establishment of Co-operative marketing (84%) availability of information on demand supply and market information, provision for crop insurance (80%).

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