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Journal:   JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND EDUCATION RESEARCH   SUMMER 2014 , Volume 7 , Number 2 (26); Page(s) 83 To 92.
 
Paper: 

EFFECTIVE FACTORS ON FEASIBILITY OF HYDROPONICS CULTIVATION WITH REGARD TO INFRASTRUCTURES, VIEWPOINT OF HORTICULTURAL EXPERTS IN JAHAD AGRICULTURAL MINISTRY

 
 
Author(s):  DINPANAH GH.*, JAMSHIDI NOORI A.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND EDUCATION, ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, SARI BRANCH, SARI, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

The purpose of this study was to determine effective factors on feasibility of hydroponics cultivation with regard to infrastructures. The research population consists of 176 experts in Agriculture -Jahad Ministry, which were selected using census method. The methodological approach of this study was descriptive and causal relationship. Content validity of the instrument was established by a panel of experts consisting of senior faculty members and research committee advisors. Reliability analysis was conducted by using Cronbach’s alpha formula and result was 0.83. The results showed that 74.2, 22.6 and 3.2 percent of experts respectively expressed their feasibility of hydroponics cultivation regard to infrastructures were weak, moderate and good. Also the results of the multiple regression analysis (stepwise method) revealed that economic factors, attitude toward hydroponics cultivation and political factors explained a variation of 28 percent of feasibility of hydroponics cultivation regard to infrastructures.

 
Keyword(s): FEASIBILITY, INFRASTRUCTURES, HYDROPONICS CULTIVATION
 
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