Comparing Knowledge Protection and Behavior of Pesticide Use between Rice and Watermelon Farmers at Nong Hluang Sub-district, Tha Tako District, Nakhon Sawan Province
Keywords:Pesticides, Pesticides use behavior, Pesticide use knowledge
This cross-sectional study aimed to compare rice and watermelon farmer’s knowledge and behaviour of pesticides in rice and watermelon farmers 40 people per group. The data collected by questionnaires were demographic information, general knowledge of pesticide use, protection and behaviour of pesticide use. The comparison factors were analyzed using independent t-test. The study found that rice and watermelon farmers had a medium level of pesticides use knowledge 80 percent, medium level of the symbol on pesticide produce knowledge 57.5 percent, medium level of personal protection behavior 95.0 percent and before, while and after pesticides use behavior had good level 55.0 percent, good level 56.3 percent and medium level 62.6 percent respectively. The computation of factors between rice and watermelon farmers significantly differed as follows: general pesticide use knowledge, before and while pesticides use behavior. The study suggested that pesticides use behavior deference in both groups of agriculture. Including should be given the knowledge and pesticide use safety, an adaptation of low cost personal protective equipment, and promoting biological pesticides.
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