Impact of Adopting Agricultural Extension Recommendations on the Success of Palm Cultivation

Mohammad Altarawneh, Ebraheem Altahat

Abstract


This study aimed at analyzing the impact of the adoption of agricultural extension recommendations on the success of palm cultivation in Jordan. Data were collected via structured questionnaire from 40 palm farmers in DairAlla area in Jordan. A comprehensive survey through a well-constructed questionnaire with items related to the objectives of the study was used to collect necessary data. Descriptive statistical analysis procedure was followed. Means, standard deviations, and percentages were determined; T and f tests, correlations, and regression analysis were conducted. The results of the study showed that there was a medium level in the degree of adoption of the investigated farmers of the agricultural extension recommendations. Recommendations related to land preparation for agriculture, disease control, and irrigation methods were the most adopted recommendations. The results also revealed that there was a significant effect on the farmers' adoption of recommendations at 5% level for education level, farming experience, and land area variables.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/jas.v5n10p135

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Journal of Agricultural Science ISSN 1916-9752 (Print) ISSN 1916-9760 (Online)

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