Volume 15, Issue 3 (6-2016)                   JRUMS 2016, 15(3): 281-286 | Back to browse issues page

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Dahajipour Heidarabadi M, Mirzaei Khalilabadi H. Farmers' Attitude of Rafsanjan County toward Pest Control Methods in 2014: A Short Report. JRUMS. 2016; 15 (3) :281-286
URL: http://journal.rums.ac.ir/article-1-3029-en.html
Assistant Professor Vali-e-Asr University Rafsanjan
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Background and Objectives: Environment and human health conservation is very important in the use of chemical pesticides for pest control. The aim of this study was investigation of farmers' attitude toward pest control methods in Rafsanjan county.

Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional research was performed by field survey. The questionnaire consisted of questions on quality and quantity of pesticides and different pest control methods based on saaty’s scale The statistical population included 130 farmers in Rafsanjan. The data were reported by descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation) and analyzed by Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) model.

Results: The results showed that effectiveness and environmental criteria of pest control method had the highest and the lowest importance in farmers’ opinions, respectively. Therefore, chemical control had priority over other methods.

Conclusion: Chemical control method was the best method in pistachio farmers’ opinions, due to its more effectiveness in pest control. Therefore, farmers need to be educated and encouraged to use non-chemical and integrated methods to maintain their health and the environment.

Key words: Pests, Pistachio, Control method, Pesticides

Funding: This research was funded by personal costs.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of Rafsanjan Vali-e-Asr University approved the study.

How to cite this article: Dahajipour Heidarabadi M, Mirzaei Khalilabadi HR. Farmers' Attitude of Rafsanjan County Toward Pest Control Methods in 2014: A Short Report. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Sci 2016; 15(3): 281-86. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Community Medicine
Received: 2015/11/27 | Accepted: 2016/04/12 | Published: 2016/07/10

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