Volume 13, Issue 47 (4-2009)                   JWSS 2009, 13(47): 757-771 | Back to browse issues page


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Salehi S, Rezaee Moghadam K, Ajili A. Agricultural Specialists' Attitude toward and Intention for Application of VRT-Spraying Technologies Using Structural Equation Modeling . JWSS. 2009; 13 (47) :757-771
URL: http://jstnar.iut.ac.ir/article-1-1094-en.html

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Variable rate technology-spraying technologies are new aspect of sustainable agriculture. In these technologies, the chemical is applied in the needed level of farm where there is a high intensity of pests and weeds. The purpose of this paper was to study the agricultural specialists' attitude toward and intention to use variable rate technology-spraying technologies in Jihad-e-Keshavarzi organization of Fars and Khuzestan provinces. A survey was conducted using a stratified random sampling to collect data from 249 agricultural specialists. The results showed that the specialists of Fars and Khuzestan provinces have intentions to use the variable rate technology-spraying technologies. The variables including attitude toward application, trialing, perceived usefulness, compatibility, and attitude of confidence all influence the intentions to use the variable rate technology-spraying technologies. Based on high positive intention of agricultural specialists, we recommend the use of these technologies in agricultural practices of the two provinces.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2010/05/18

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