Knowledge Level of Ginger Growers on Improved Cultivation Practices of Ginger (Zingiber Officinale L. ) in Tuensang District, Nagaland
The present study was conducted in Tuensang district of Nagaland, situated in the
eastern most part of Nagaland, India. Tuensang district has been endowed with fertile soil
and favourable climatic conditions for ginger cultivation and most of the farmers are
cultivating ginger on a large scale, thus, this study was conducted with an objective to
examine the knowledge level of improved cultivation practices of Ginger by ginger growers.
The study was carried out in four villages under one RD block with a sample size of 120
ginger growers as respondents. Ex-Post Facto research design was adopted for this study.
Based on recommended practices of cultivation, it was concluded that majority of the
respondents knowledge level was medium. Almost all (95-98%) of the respondents had
knowledge on propagation; harvesting and post-harvest management. Half of the respondents
had knowledge on improved varieties; physiological disorders; intercultural operations;
disease and pest management. It was found that less than half of the respondents had
knowledge on land preparation; climate and soil requirement while, knowledge on spacing,
planting time, water requirement and manure were negligible. However, it was inferred that
the local practices of planting time, spacing and manuring with wood ash as followed by the
respondents were found to be more effective in their local situation, therefore, the indigenous
knowledge may be documented and promoted wherever applicable.