Research Article of American Journal of Agricultural Research
Profitability of Vegetable Cultivation by the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Farmers
T. M. RAKIB1, M. H. Kabir1, M. R. ISLAM1 & M. S. Islam2*
1Dept. of Agricultural Extension and Information System, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh; 2Department of Agricultural Extension and Information System, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh
The major objectives of this study were to describe the selected characteristics of the farmers cultivate vegetable with IPM farmers; to determine the level of profitability of vegetable cultivation with Integrated Pest Management (IPM) farmers and to identify the factor that significantly influences profitability of vegetable cultivation. The study was conducted with randomly selected 115 farmers in Tetuljhora union under savar upazila of Dhaka district. A pre-tested interview schedule was used to collect data from the respondents during 25th August to 25th September, 2018. Profitability of vegetable cultivation by the IPM farmers was the dependent variable and it was measured based on benefit cost ratio. Eeleventh selected characteristics of the respondents considered as independent variables of the study. The interview survey revealed that majority (74.8 percent) of the respondents had medium level of profitability while 14.8 percent and 10.4 percent of them had high and low profitability respectively. Out of selected eleven characteristics, five namely number of vegetable grown, training in vegetable cultivation, organizational participation, annual family income and education had significant positive contribution to their profitability of vegetable cultivation by the IPM farmers. Therefore, to motivate the vegetable farmers for using IPM practices, the policy makers should consider the above mention significant factors.
Keywords: Profitability, vegetable cultivation, integrated pest management
How to cite this article:
T. M. RAKIB, M. H. Kabir, M. R. ISLAM & M. S. Islam. Profitability of Vegetable Cultivation by the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Farmers. American Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019,4:60.
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