Technical-Economic Factors Effecting Adoption of Bio-Control in Rice Fields of Iran

Niyaki, S. A. Noorhosseini; Niyaki, S. F. Noorhosseini; Niyaki, S. H. Noorhosseini
October 2011
Research Journal of Biological Sciences;Oct2011, Vol. 6 Issue 10, p541
Academic Journal
Integrated pest management of key pests should be implemented in complementation with modem farming technologies. A study was conducted to identify technical-economic factors on acceptance of bio-control of pests by farmers in North of Iran during 2009 year. A survey study was conducted using a stratified random sampling to collect data fi-om farmers of selected rural in Tavalesh region. Totally 184 farmers were studied for effective factors. In this study, results showed that there was a significant difference between the two groups of adopters and non-adopters of bio-control regarding variables of number of domestic animals, number of plows, farm workers and kinds of fertilizers in rice field. But there was no significant relationship between other variables and bio-control adoption.


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