AGRICULTURAL PROBLEMS FACING WATERMELON FARMARS IN AL-HAMDANIA DISTRICT, NINEVAH GOVERNORATE
Mesopotamia Journal of Agriculture,
2013, Volume 41, Issue 3, Pages 1-8
AbstractThe Study aimed at determining the size of the agricultural problems that faced by watermelon Farmers in Al-hamdaniya district / Ninevah Governorate and ranking order of the problems according to the farmer's suffering from. Sample of the study consists of 60 out of 150 respondents representing 40% of the community. A Questionnaire has been prepared to collect data . Many statistical methods used including percentage, Arithmetic mean, Chi-Square, spearman brown correlation coefficient. Results showed that 75% of respondent mentioned that the size of problems they suffered from was a medium tends to high, and that there were no significant relationship between size of problems and (education level / type of tenure / contact with agricultural extension . Also it was found that there were a significant correlation between problems size and (Age , Area of cultivated land , number of years of watermelon cultivation, type of occupation . The researcher recommend the need to provide material and moral support to watermelon farmers.
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