Paper Information

Journal:   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS: IRANIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS (ECONOMICS AND AGRICULTURE JOURNAL)   2009 , Volume 3 , Number 4; Page(s) 139 To 167.
 
Paper: 

DETERMINANTS OF WEEDS MANAGEMENT METHODS IN WHEAT FARMS OF KHORASAN RAZAVI PROVINCE

 
 
Author(s):  GHORBANI M.*, GHORBANI R., KOHANSAL M.R., NEMATI A.
 
* FERDOWSI UNIVERSITY OF MASHHAD, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

This paper tried to examine economical, social and technical determinants of applying different methods of weeds management applying multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) and Logit models to data of 180 wheat producers in Khorasan Razavi province in 2008. Results showed that farmer's annual income has positive and significant effect on possibility of using chemical, mechanical control and crop rotation for weeds management. Rather, farmer's experience in wheat cultivation, farm ownership, wheat cultivation area and percentage of weed losses to wheat have positive and significant effect and perennial weeds has negative and significant effect on use of chemical method of weed control. Number of agricultural family labor, weeds control in vegetative growth stage, percentage of weeds losses and awareness index of resistance to herbicide have positive and significant effect and farmer's age and number of wheat farms pieces have negative and significant effect on using of mechanical method for weeds management. Also, wheat cultivation experience, farm ownership and wheat cultivation area have positive and significant effects on crop rotation for weeds control. Regarding the results, policymakers should assist farmers to use weeds management methods in form of local knowledge especially integrated weeds management (IWM) and to increase their knowledge about weeds management.

 
Keyword(s): LOGIT MODEL, MULTIPLE CORRESPONDENCE ANALYSES, LOCAL KNOWLEDGE, WHEAT, WEED CONTROL
 
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