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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 397-401
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.397.401
 
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Adoption of Improved Cotton Production Technologies in Katsina State, Nigeria

O.B. Adeniji, J.P. Voh, T.K. Atala and A.O. Ogungbile

Abstract:
The research broadly aims at providing information on the technology adoption behaviour of cotton farmers in Katsina State of Nigeria., The study was conducted in 2001 farming season in the Sudan savanna ecological zone where Samcot 8, 9, 10 and other production packages have been introduced to farmers. The sample consisted of 250 farmers selected from Funtua, Daudawa and Malumfashi, in Katsina State. The results indicated a high rate of awareness in the zone. The main sources of information were extension agents and the use of radio. The rate of adoption of improved practice was 78%. The results showed that most sampled farmers were not aware of the complete set of technologies studied. Among the technologies, farmer’s awareness of herbicides was least (15%) while the use of fertilizer recorded (85%). The major reasons for non adoption of improved technologies were inadequate knowledge and non-availability of these technologies.
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How to cite this article:

O.B. Adeniji, J.P. Voh, T.K. Atala and A.O. Ogungbile, 2007. Adoption of Improved Cotton Production Technologies in Katsina State, Nigeria. Journal of Applied Sciences, 7: 397-401.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.397.401

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2007.397.401

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