Author

Department of Agricultural Management, Shoushtar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shoushtar, Iran.

Abstract

This study is aimed at evaluating and measuring the factors affecting the Dezful wheat farmers` attitude toward the extension of wheat waste reduction. The method of research was correlative- descriptive. The population of this study is all farmers cultivated wheat in Dezful from 2011 to 2012 (n=5291). The Number of samples size was 360 based on Krejcie and Morgan table. Panel of experts and Alpha Cornbach`s coefficient (0.76) were used to determine the validity and the reliability, respectively. Results of correlation showed that there is a positive and significant relationship between the variable of wheat farmers` attitude toward the extension of wheat waste reduction and rate of using communications channel, rate of participation in extension practices, level of the technical knowledge regarding waste management, and attitude toward productivity. Regression analysis results showed that the three variables include the rate of using communication channels, level of the technical knowledge, and participation in extension practices are the most important independent variables affecting the dependent variable and interactively explains 52 percent of the dependent variable`s variance. [Mahdi Attar Roshan. Attitude of Wheat Farmers in Dezful Township Regarding Extension of Waste Reduction in Production Process. International Journal of Agricultural Science, Research and Technology in Extension and Education Systems, 2012; 2(4):191-194].

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