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The main purpose of this study was to assess farmers' agricultural knowledge in sugarcane cultivation. The specific objectives of the study were to i) describe the selected characteristics of the farmers, ii) determine the extent of farmers agricultural knowledge in sugarcane cultivation, and iii) determine the relationships between the selected characteristics of the farmers and their agricultural knowledge in sugarcane cultivation. Data were collected from a randomly selected 140 farmers through interview schedule. Results indicated that 37 percent of the farmers had low knowledge in sugarcane cultivation as compared to 36 percent with medium knowledge and 27 percent having high knowledge in the same. Findings revealed that age, education, farm size, extension contact, organizational participation and training of farmers had significant relationships with their agricultural knowledge in sugarcane cultivation.

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