The present investigation entitled “knowledge of farmers towards reasons for decline of orange orchards in Amravati District” has planned and conducted with the general objectives to study the knowledge of orange growers and exploratory design of social research was used in the present study. In all, 150 farmers were selected by personally interviewing the respondents with the help of structural schedule. Collected data were carefully examined, classified and tabulated. Frequency, mean, standard deviation, correlation and multiple regression analysis have been summarized as below. Findings reveled that majority of the respondents were of young and old age group and most of the respondents were educated upto high school level. Near about half of the respondents were in medium land holding range between 4.01 to 10 hectares. Whereas, majority of the respondents had high family size. Nearly 88% of the respondents had medium size of orchard. Most of them had their annual income ranging from Rs. 1, 00,001 to Rs. 1, 50,000/- and were belonged to lower middle category of socio-economic status. However most of the respondents had low source of information and most of the respondents had well as the sources of irrigation and most of the respondents had high experience in orange cultivation. Findings revealed that majority of the respondents possessed medium level of knowledge about the recommended orange cultivation practices. The percent change in area under orange was 80.67 percent.
Krishn Kumar Verma, Kamlesh Ahirwar, Rajiv Kumar Singh, Uttam Kumar Tripathi and Manoj Kumar Ahirwar. Knowledge of farmers towards causes for decline of orange planting in Amravati district. International Journal of Horticulture and Food Science. 2019; 1(1): 04-06.