KNOWLEDGE NEEDS FOR VEGETABLE CULTIVATORS IN RABEAA DISTRICT NENEVEH GOVERNORATE IN THE FIELD OF HIGH ANTI-BUSH LEAVES AND ITS RELATION WITH SOME FACTORS
Mesopotamia Journal of Agriculture,
2014, Volume 42, Issue 1, Pages 9-17
AbstractThe objectives of this research were to determine the knowledge needs of vegetable cultivators in Rabeaa District / Neneveh Governorate in the field of anti-bush leaves by using Altopek pesticide, also to find out the differences of farmers knowledge needs according to some factors and to determine the relation between the knowledge needs and set of independent factors. The research sample included 93 respondents. The data were collected through questionnaire consisted of tow parts, the first one included the independent factors, while the second part consisted of 20 items. To measure the respondent knowledge needs by using Borich model. Data were analyzed by using arithmetic mean, analysis of variance and multiple step-wise regression analysis after testing the validity and reliability of the questionnaire. The results showed that 63.441% of the respondents were medium knowledge needs, and the highest knowledge need was the item spraying of pesticide in a homogeneous unit area, also there were significant differences in the degree of farmers knowledge needs according to: age, education level, number of years using pesticides sources of information and previous training. While there were no significant differences according to: farmers attitudes towards use of pesticide and annual income. Multiple step-wise regression analysis should that education level explained 24.462% of the variation degree of farmers knowledge needs.
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