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Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 8 (9), pp. 203-208, 2018.

ISSN: 2276-7770  

Research Article

Manuscript Number: 052316096


(DOI: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2018.9.052316096)

 

Influence of Agricultural Extension Delivery on Adoption of Fruit Crop Technologies: A Case Study of Ogbomoso Mango Production

 

 

ALAMU O.1, OSEWA S.O.1 and 

SANGOTEGBE N.S.2

 


1Extension and Linkages Department, National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology PMB 5382 Moor Plantation Ibadan, Nigeria.

2Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria.


Abstract


Influence of the agricultural extension delivery on the adoption of mango production technologies in Oyo State was evaluated. A multistage sampling procedure was used to select the respondents. A well-structured questionnaire was used to obtain information in the study areas.Ten (10) respondents were randomly selected from each of the eight villages in the Zone. Socio-economic characteristics of the respondents and the level of adoption were also determined. Result of the analysis revealed that majority (90%) of the respondents are married and of Christian faith (78.8%).  A majority (87.5%) of the respondents specialized in crop farming. They admitted having had contact with extension agents and  low level of adoption of the disseminated technologies.  Majority (78.8%) of the respondents involved in the cultivation of Ogbomoso mango. The test of hypotheses showed that there was no significant relationship between educational attainment and the adoption of technological innovation (r= 7.041, p= 0.317). However, there was a significant relationship between the farming experience of the respondents and the adoption of the technological innovation (r= 13.054, p= 0.042).


Keywords: mango, adoption, innovation, cultivation, incentives


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