The AAS (Agricultural Advisory Society) surveyed farmer knowledge of plant health problems on behalf of the Global Plant Clinic. During three successive cropping seasons; Summer-I (Kharif-I), Summer-II (Kharif-II) and Winter (Rabi), 2004, using a novel method at 35 villages in 6 upazilas in Natore, Norsingdi and Moulvibazar districts. The survey involved 1591 farmers, including 334 women. Farmers’ assessments of the status of insect, disease and soil problems were recorded (on a scale of 0 to 5).
The survey findings are presented under the following headings:
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