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Issue 14 (3) 2015 pp. 115–129

Hasan Yilmaz

Farm level analysis of pesticide use in sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) growing in West Mediterranean region of Turkey

Abstract: Pesticides are chemicals that are used to control and avoid crop losses from pests, diseases and weeds. Various kinds of pesticides have been used in sweet cherry growing to increase yield and farm income in Turkey. This study was conducted to analyze the farm-level of pesticide use in sweet cherry growing in West Mediterranean region of Turkey. Data was collected from 89 growers using the simple random sampling method. Results of this research show that average usage of agricultural chemicals are 53 349.50 g per hectare as an active ingredient in the sweet cherry growing. The percentages of used agricultural chemicals are 79.82 and 20.18% copper sulfate and pesticides respectively. It was calculated that economic loss was €162.92 per hectare due to overdose of agricultural chemicals. Chi square test analysis showed that, there was a significant relationship between dosages of pesticides used by farmers and farm size, listening agriculture related program on radio, information needs in disease, insects and pests management, applying protective pesticides and use personal protecting equipment.
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Keywords: pesticide use, sweet cherry growing, pesticide economics, extension, Turkey

For citation:

MLA Yilmaz, Hasan. "Farm level analysis of pesticide use in sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) growing in West Mediterranean region of Turkey." Acta Sci.Pol. Hortorum Cultus 14.3 (2015): 14.
APA Yilmaz, H. (2015). Farm level analysis of pesticide use in sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) growing in West Mediterranean region of Turkey. Acta Sci.Pol. Hortorum Cultus 14 (3), 14.
ISO 690 YILMAZ, Hasan. Farm level analysis of pesticide use in sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) growing in West Mediterranean region of Turkey. Acta Sci.Pol. Hortorum Cultus, 2015, 14.3: 14.
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