Awareness and adoption of improved sapota production technology by the farmers
Mahaveer Choudhary, JB Dobariya, SA Aklade and SS Sonavane
Sapota or sapodilla commonly known as ‘Chiku’ is an evergreen fruit tree. India is considered to be the largest producer of sapota in the world. The major sapota producing states in India are Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Sapota is a hardy tropical fruit crop and it prefers warm but moist weather and grows in both dry and humid areas. The valsad district consist of five talukas i.e. Pardi, Dharampur, Valsad, Kaparada and Umergam out of these Pardi taluka was selected purposively for study purpose. The results show that majority of the sapota grower’s possessed medium awareness and adoption level about improved sapota technology.