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Title:Productivity of chemical pest control inputs on rice production on Anambra State of Nigeria
Authors:Chikwendu, D.O.
Chinaka, C.C.
Year:2001
Periodical:Discovery and Innovation (ISSN 1015-079X)
Volume:13
Issue:1-2
Period:June
Pages:63-66
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Nigeria
West Africa
Subjects:pesticides
rice
Agriculture, Agronomy, Forestry
Pests--Control
Oryza sativa
crop yields
Anambra State (Nigeria)
External link:https://www.ajol.info/index.php/dai/article/view/15593
Abstract:The theme of this article is an examination of the use of pesticides in swamp rice production among small-scale rice growers in Anambra State, Nigeria. Research was carried out during the 1993 cropping season in the main rice-producing areas of the state: Oyi, Ogbaru, and Anambra Local Government Areas. A total of 110 farmers was included in the survey. The study revealed that 81.8 percent had heard of pesticides, but only 59.1 percent actually used them. Production function analysis showed that although there was a positive relationship between pest control input and yield, the coefficient was less than one. It demonstrated that though the use was efficient, the efficiency could be improved if pesticides were to be used optimally. Bibliogr., sum. in English and French.
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