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A survey was carried out on the socio-economic status of Gerbera growers, production technology and the opinions of the farmers about field diseases to have a clear view about Gerbera production in Jashore, Bangladesh. Most of the farmers were male and their age was between 30 to 40 years. Very few of them were highly educated and most of them are engaged in Gerbera cultivation from more than 5 years. In a 5 (five) year basis, total cost of production is Tk. 15,62,700. Total revenue generated is Tk. 64, 80,000 whereas, net profit is Tk.49,17,300. According to most (24%) of the farmers’ perception, gerbera diseases are originated from soil. Most of the farmers (98%) apply pesticide to get rid of diseases those affect gerbera cultivation. Mostly the Sub Assistant Agriculture Officers (SAAOs) help the farmers providing information and prescription. However, most of the respondents suggested that if they can effectively apply pesticides, they can get rid of diseases. This study will help policy makers to take proper steps to boost gerbera production and strengthen the floriculture industry in Bangladesh.
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