Influence Of Extension Education Workshop On Cabbage Growers Awareness And Knowledge Of Ipm In Aghtapeh Town, Iran
The heavy use of pesticides in Iran not only has critically harmful health effects on the farmers, but also harms the environment and consumer\'s health. One of the best approaches for overcoming on this problem can be adoption of integrated pest management by farmers. Farmer\'s Knowledge of IPM has been considered, as prerequisites to IPM adoption. The main purpose of this study was to investigate knowledge of IPM between two groups of cabbage growers\' included workshop and non workshops participants. A survey was conducted among 60 farmers in Karaj County that included 30 workshop participants, and 30 randomly selected farmers. The study found that workshop participants had significantly higher knowledge scores than their non-workshop counterparts. So it seems extension educational workshops have enough capability for farmers\' knowledge change related to IPM.
Keywords: Integrated pest management (IPM), Knowledge, Extension Education Workshops, Iran, Karaj
Global Approaches to Extension Practice Vol. 4 (1) 2008: pp. 104-113