Pesticides Use Pattern in Okra


  • S. M. Chavan Agriculture Experimental Station, Navsari Agricultural University, Paria 396145, Dist. Valsad, Gujarat
  • P. K. Modi Fruit Research Station, Navsari Agricultural University, Gandevi 396360, Gujarat
  • P. D. Verma Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Navsari Agricultural University, Dediapada 394650, Dist. Narmada, Gujarat



Okra, Insect Pests, Disease, Farmers, Field Survey, Insecticides, Fungicides, Storage, Measuring, Mixing, Pesticide Use Pattern, Tapi, South Gujarat.


A survey on the pesticide usage pattern in okra conducted among 100 farmers in Tapi District of Gujarat during 2017-18, revealed a clear trend in greater use of newer molecules followed by organophosphorous insecticides. Changing trend in awareness among farmers on the use of stick for mixing, and of measuring cup, and not reusing the pesticide containers for household purpose was observed. However, farmer’s knowledge on recommended pesticide, dosage, safe harvest interval, label claim, personnel protection as well as spraying, proper disposal of pesticide container was lacking, but their knowledge was fair enough on time of application and storage, proper mixing and measuring of pesticides. To produce pesticide residue free okra fruit, it is essential to educate the farmers about proper preharvest interval, use of recommended pesticides, increased awareness about restricted and banned ones, and health hazards caused by misuse of pesticides.


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Chavan, S. M. ., Modi, P. K., & Verma, P. D. (2021). Pesticides Use Pattern in Okra. Indian Journal of Entomology, 84(2), 262–267.



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