Agricultural production is a very complex system. It depends on several inter-related components such as development of appropriate production technology, dissemination of modern technology to the end users, and the formulation of farmer-friendly agricultural policies.
Dissemination of appropriate technology to the farmers is of vital importance if benefit is to be derived from technological advances. Moreover, the gap exists between the research findings and farmers’ adoption needs appropriate rectification by the adaptive research. This task is carried out through agriculture extension system in Punjab.
Adaptive Research aims at devising site specific technology packages for increasing agricultural production. It helps to adjust the results of research into suitable form before transmitting it to the farmers, keeping in view their local agro-climatic and socio-economic conditions. It bridges up the gap between research findings and farmers’ achievements and extension.