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Effective factors on adoption of intercropping and it’s role on development of agricultural sustainable in North of Iran

Hamidreza Doroudian, Seyyed Ali Noorhosseini

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.4(5), 239-244, May 2014

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This study aimed to identify factors affecting adoption of intercropping in Guilan province, north of Iran was in 2013. This survey was conducted using a questionnaire with open-ended and close-ended questions. In this study, data were collected by 180 farmers in Guilan province, north of Iran (Including villages from cities of Rasht, Some’esara, Masal, Astaneh-Ashrafieh, Lahidjan, Siahkal and Langerood). Data were analyzed using the Mann-Whitney test. The results showed that there were a significant differences between intercropping adopters and non-adopters in terms of mean rank of in communication, access to fertilizers, the amount of thought leadership in putting fallow arable land, access to finance / credit / equity investment (p<0.05) level associated with promoting agents, attendance rate training, promoting access to fertilizers, access to chemical pesticides, social participation and access to agricultural implements (p<0.01).

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