Vol. 18 No. 3
Attributes of CRIJAF Nail Weeder as perceived by the jute growers in West Bengal
Author(s): D. CHATTERJEE, S. MONDAL AND D. BASU
Weed infestation is one of the major problems faced by farmers in jute cultivation. ICAR-Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres has developed an innovative technology CRIJAF Nail Weeder to address the problem of weeding and thinning operations in the jute field. In this regard, the study was conducted to determine the perception of the jute growers towards its attributes. It was found that the weeder is relatively more advantageous, compatible, simple to use and give prominent results. The technology effectiveness index of the weeder was found to be 83.96 that shows affirmative perceptions of the jute growers towards the innovation. This indicate that a considerable number of jute growers would prefer to take up the innovative machinery, i.e., Nail Weeder for weeding and thinning purposes in jute crop.