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Evaluation Of Farmer Field School On Integrated Pest

R Rustum

Abstract


This research is aimed to explore the quality of the program implementation of the Integrated Pest Management Field Farmer School (IPMFFS) (in Indonesian language abbreviated as SLPHT, namely Sekolah Lapangan Pengendalian Hama Terpadu); to evaluate the effects of the IPMFFS program to the degree of the pesticide use and the production of farmer-efforts; and to describe the provision of the farmer-efforts, adoption process, innovation process and the change of knowledge and skills of the participants after to be actively involved in the IPMFFS
program. The population of the research was 150 trainers (agricultural extension agent/PHP) and 22.240 farmers (grouped into 556 farmer groups engaged in the IPMFFS) in Jember district. The sample of this study consisted of 110 trainers (agricultural extension agent/PHP) and 400 farmers selected with the employment of an area random sampling technique. There is ten variables had been analyze that are : (1) the use of pesticide, (2) production quantity (3) participate agricultural extension, (4) remedial practice, (5) insight development, (6) motivation establishment, (7) the readiness of the participants, (8) the activeness of the participants, (9) planning program, and (10) coordination. Using path analysis as analytical tools, the result shows that variables of the process components which have a significant effect to the production quantity at 5 % significance level (∞ = 0,05) are: (1) the use of pesticide, (2) participate agricultural extension, (3) motivation establishment, (4) insight development, (5) the readiness of the participants, (6) the activeness of the participants, (7) planning program, and (8) coordination. The variables which have a significant effect to the change of the use of the pesticide with the 5 % significance degree (∞ = 0,05) include: (1) participate
agricultural extension, (2) remedial practice, (3) motivation establishment, (4) insight development, (5) the readiness of the participants, (6) the activeness of the participants, and (7) planning program.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jasr.v8i2.43333
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