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Annual Research & Review in Biology, ISSN: 2347-565X,Vol.: 4, Issue.: 13 (01-15 July)

Original-research-article

The Perception of Farmers about Laser Land Levelling as an Appropriate Technology in Agricultural Sector of Iran

 

Seyed Jamal F Hosseini1*, Marziyeh Bordbar1 and Somayeh Rajabi1

1Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) George Perry, Dean and Professor of Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA.

Reviewers:

(1) Yasar Ayranci, Datca Kazim Yilmaz Vocational School, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Turkey.

(2) Anonymous.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/4117

Abstracts

A descriptive survey research was undertaken to assess laser land levelling appropriateness as perceived by farmers in Marvdasht county of Fars province. The research population included farmers that implement laser land Levelling in their fields in Marvdasht County. Using random sampling, a sample of 111 was constituted. Data were collected using a questionnaire, which was validated by a panel of experts and the reliability index was established by a Cronbach's coefficient. Questions were designed to determine the level of change based on Bennett's Hierarchy of effects. The results indicated that there is a significant positive relationship between knowledge, attitude, opinion, and motivation factors and laser land levelling appropriateness. Multiple regressions indicated that 60 percent of the variance in the appropriateness could be explained by knowledge and attitude factors and it provides an important role for knowledge and attitude factors in laser land levelling appropriateness.

Keywords :

Laser land leveling; farmers; innovation; Marvdasht County; Iran.

Full Article - PDF    Page 2207-2214

DOI : 10.9734/ARRB/2014/9688

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