IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES RECOMMENDED FOR VEGETABLE CULTIVATORS IN SHIRQAT DISTRICT IN THE FIELD OF RATIONAL USE OF IRRIGATION WATER AND ITS RELATION WITH THEIR TRAINING NEEDS

Abstract

The objectives of this research were to determine the importance of Agricultural technologies recommended for vegetable cultivators in Shirqat District Sallah AL-Deen Province in the field of rational use of irrigation water then to determine their training needs, and to find out the relationship between the importance and training needs of the cultivators. The research sample included 86 respondents. The data were collected through an interview after testing the validity and reliability of the questionnaire. The researcher used arithmetic mean, percentage and spearman rank correlation to analyze the data. It was found that 51.164% of the respondents stated that agricultural technologies were highly important for their agricultural work, and 43.023% of them perceive a high need for training. The item (knowledge of water requirement for each type of vegetables during each stages of growth stage) got the first rank order for its importance and training needs. It was also found that there is a significant correlation between the ranking of the research items. According to their importance in one hand, and that of the training needs in the other.