INDIGENOUS CASSAVA PLANT PROTECTION PRACTICES AMONG FARMERS IN OWERRI AGRICULTURAL ZONE OF IMO STATE NIGERIA
Keywords:INDIGENOUS, CASSAVA PLANT, PROTECTION PRACTICES, OWERRI AGRICULTURAL ZONE
AbstractThe study was designed to determine the indigenous knowledge system (IKS) in cassava plant protection in Imo State, Nigeria. Data collected were on socio- economic characteristics of respondents, ab characteristics of cassava and the plant protection extension parameters, perceptions and attitudes of fanners towards cassava plant protection among others. Data collection was done with the use of a modified ESCAPP survey protocol structured questionnaire as well as observation and interviews. Simple descriptive statistics were used for data analysis. A total of 90 farmers randomly sampled from Owerri Zone of the three agricultural zones in Imo State participated In the study. Recommendations were made based on the findings of the study.
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