SOME FACTORS RELATED WITH USING LEVEL OF THE CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS BY VEGETABLE CULTIVATORS IN SHIRQAT DISTRICT / SALLAH AL-DEEN PROVINCE

Abstract

The objectives of this research were to determine the level using of vegetable cultivators of the chemical fertilizer in Shirqat district Sallah AL-Deen province to three vegetables: Tomato, Eggplant and Okra, and to find out if differences exist in the degree of this use according to some factores, and to determine the relationship between using level and some of independent factors. The research sample included 78 respondents, the data were collected through an interview after testing the validity and reliability of the questionnaire, the researcher used arithmetic mean, analysis of variance and multiple step-wise regression analysis to analyze the data. It was found that there were high level-use for 26.923% of the respondents to all vegetables, also it was found that there were significant differences in the degree of using according to factors: age, family participation, education level, years of using chemical fertilizer, degree of dependence on agricultural and social status, while there were no significant differences according to: type of land tenure and sources of information. Also, it was found that the factor years using chemical fertilizer explained 34.874% of the variation degree of level use.