American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Surveying on Wheat Farmers' Access and Confidence to Information and Communication Channels (ICCs) about Controlling Eurygaster integriceps in Hamedan Province-Iran

Heshmatollah Saadi, Karim Naderi Mahdei and Reza Movahedi

DOI : 10.3844/ajabssp.2008.497.501

American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 2

Pages 497-501

Abstract

Today, Generation new and various information and knowledge sources need new information and communication channels. The better selection of information and communication channels (ICCs), the more effectiveness of extension programs in agriculture. Surveying on wheat farmers’ access to sources of information and communication channels as ICCs about controlling Eurygaster integriceps Puton in Hamedan province of Iran is primary purpose in this research study. The research method used was descriptive-analytic survey (correlation, causative and regression). The population consisted of a sample of wheat farmers (N = 203) on Hamedan province in Iran from 2004 through 2005. Descriptive results of this study showed that all of respondents were male ranged in age from 23 to 83 years. The most important educational need of wheat farmers was identifying new varieties of wheat’s resistant to pest. Village extension centers, TV, neighbors/relatives/colleagues, extension agents and radio, were the five important communication channels basis on eligibility to access, respectively. The highest confidence of wheat farmers was toward agricultural research centers, village extension centers, local extension agents, newsletter and TV, respectively.

Copyright

© 2008 Heshmatollah Saadi, Karim Naderi Mahdei and Reza Movahedi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.