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The Social Sciences
Year: 2012  |  Volume: 7  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 30 - 32

Participatory Learning Process of Pesticides on Agriculturist in Nakhon Sawan Province

Kitipong Klinman, Chusri Talabmook and Tawatchai Tanee    

Abstract: Participation learning process of pesticides on agriculturist in Nakhon Sawan province. The aim is to test and evaluate the learning process involved in the use of chemical pesticides by Agriculturist. Experimental group as growers of of jasmine, Moo 5, Tambon Khao Din Kao Liao district Nakhon Sawan province, 30 people and the control group as growers of jasmine, Moo 1, Tambon Khao Din Kao Liao district Nakhon Sawan province, 30 were obtained by simple random sampling. The instruments used in research on the level of knowledge of the 20 items measure the attitudes of 20 items and 24 items on behavioral scaling test. The collected data were analyzed by using percentage; mean, Standard Deviation (SD) and t-test (Paired t-test) were employed for testing hypotheses. The research results that sample is the female (63.3%) age 40-59 years (53.3%), elementary education (86.7%) period of time in earning a living grow the jasmine, >10 years (56.7%), used lannate for insecticide (86.7%), used furadan for fungus (60.0%), used grammoxone for herbicides (43.3%) and frequency of pesticides use since 2 time week-1 (50.0%), the time to spray chemical pesticides. Each time, it is ≤1 h (63.3%) and the enzyme cholinesterase at risk (50.0%). Experiment with knowledge, attitudes and behavior in the use of chemical pesticides is higher than the control group statistically significant at the 0.05 level and the amount of the enzyme cholinesterase in the blood higher than the control group had not significant statistical level of 0.05.

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