African Journal of Wood Science and Forestry

African Journal of Wood Science and Forestry Vol. 1 (1), pp. 001-004, August, 2013. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Constraints encountered by teak growers in adoption of teak cultivation practices

A. S. Khandagale1*, Y. B. Taide1, U. R. Chinchamalatpure2, H. K. Deshmukh3 and V. S. Gawali1

1Department of Forestry, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola - 444 104 (Maharashtra), India.

2College of Agriculture, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola - 444 104 (Maharashtra) India.

3Department of Forestry, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola - 444 104 (Maharashtra), India.

*Corresponding author. Email: ananta_forester@yahoo.co.in

Accepted 30 March, 2013

Abstract

The study investigates the constraints faced by the teak growers in adoption of teak cultivation practices. The findings of the study revealed that the constraints faced by majority of the teak growers in adoption of teak plantation were namely high prices of fertilizers and plant protection chemicals, non-availability of loan and skilled labour for planting, difficulty in getting information about teak plantation and permission to fell teak plantation. So as to overcome these constraints, the teak growers suggested for provision of loan and subsidies, keeping the prices of inputs like stumps, fertilizers and insecticides reasonable and withdrawing the compulsion for prior permission to plant and fell teak trees on teak growers field.

Key words: Constraints, teak growers, adoption.