ISSN 2284-7995, ISSN Online 2285-3952


Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 16 ISSUE 3
Written by Ibrahim Shehu USMAN, Aliyu ABDULLAHI, Abubakar Isa QASIMU, Tijjani ADAMU

The study analysed the perception of organic manure use among arable crops farmers in Jalingo Local Government Area Taraba State, Nigeria. Structured questionnaires were used to collect primary data from 114 respondents who were proportionately and randomly selected. The data were analyzed using descriptive and logit regression model. The results reveal that 86% of the respondents were males, 67.6% were between the ages of 32-50 years, 74.6% were married, 72.8% have house hold size of between 1-10 persons, 88.7% had one form of education or the other, 57%, had 1-5 hectares of land, 51.8% have 1-10 years of farming experience and 52.6% have access to extension service. The findings also revealed that 92% of the arable crops farmers used organic manure. It also revealed that arable crop farmers in the study area have diverse perceptions on organic manure usage. Logit regression results revealed that farming experience, level of education, farm size, extension contacts and distance of farm from home contributed significantly to the use of organic manure in the study area. The findings also shows that odour, encouragement of high growth of weeds by the organic manure, preparation of the compost manure were the very serious constraints to the use of organic manure. Application of organic manure, transportation to farm, accessibility and availability of the organic manure are the serious constraint to the use of organic manure by the respondents. The study concluded that majority of the farmers in the study area were male, youth, married and educated. They are small holder farmers with ample farming experience. They have favourable perception toward the use of organic manure. The more the farmers increase their farm size, the more the tendency of using organic manure. So also, high level of education of farmers and extension contacts tends to influence their organic manure usage. The study recommended that Government should support farmers and introduce policies that will enable the farmers to own and cultivate large scale farms. Extension agents should intensify effort on educating the arable crops farmers on organic manure utilization.

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