Iffat Jahan Heera1*, Md. Forhad Hossain2 and Md. Sekender Ali3
1Department of Agriculture, Rabindra Maitree University (RMU), Kushtia, Bangladesh; 2Department of Agroforestry and Environmental Science, SAU, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 3Department of Agricultural Extension and Information System, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
*Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org (Iffat Jahan Heera, Lecturer, Department of Agriculture, Rabindra Maitree University (RMU), Kushtia, Bangladesh).
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The objective of the study was to determine the problem faced by the nursery owners in seedling production and also to explore the relationships between the selected characteristics of the nursery owners and their problems faced in seedling production. The study was conducted in Savar Upazilla under the Dhaka district. Data were collected from randomly selected 30 nursery owners by using an interview schedule as the sample of the study from a population of 120 nursery owners of Savar Upazilla under Dhaka district. Twelve problems of the nursery owners in seedling production were selected. The selected characteristics were: age, level of education, nursery area, training exposure, annual income, marketing facility, capital investment, input availability, and organizational participation. Scale score was used to determine nursery owners ' problems in seedling production while a problem faced Index (PFI) was used to make a comparison among the 12 selected problems. Pearson's Product Moment Correlation coefficient (r) was used for the statistical analysis. Three-fourth (76.7 percent) of the nursery owners were found faced medium to high problems while 23.3 percent of the nursery owners faced little problem in seedling production. The findings also revealed that training exposure, annual income, marketing facility, capital investment, input availability, and organizational participation had negative significant relationships with the problem faced in seedling production. On the basis of the problem faced Index (PFI) " Lack of suitable area for seedling production” ranked first followed by “Lack of technical knowledge”, “Lack of skilled labour”, “Disease infestation”, and “Insect infestation”.
Keywords: Nursery owners, Savar upazilla, SAU, Problem faced index (PFI), and Seedling production.
Citation: Heera IJ, Hossain MF and Ali MS. (2023). Problems faced by the nursery owners in seedling production. Int. J. Agric. Vet. Sci., 5(3), 44-51. https://doi.org/10.34104/ijavs.023.044051
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