Feasibility Study of Application of Precision Agriculture for Productivity of Manufacturing and commercialization Organic Crops

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 M.S in Agriculture Management, Department of Agriculture, ,Islamshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Islamshahr, Iran

2 Assistant Professor of Agricultural Extension & Education, Department of Agriculture, ,Islamshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University

Abstract

The purpose of present research is feasibility study of application of precision agriculture for productivity of manufacturing organic crops from viewpoint of experts of agricultural department of Tehran province. The statistical society of the present research consists of all experts of agricultural department of Tehran that are more than 210 persons and among this number, total number of 132 persons was selected by simple random sampling method as volume sample. Prioritizing in relation to effective social factors on ability of performing precision agriculture for productivity of organic crops with 0.230 coefficient of changes, partnership of farmers and researchers in all stages of production, evaluating and promoting results obtained of researches and assessments for precision agriculture, effective economic factors with 0.182 coefficient of changes, having enough budget for performing research and its relationship with precision agriculture among agricultural farms, factors for effective policy making with 0.268 coefficient of changes, regarding plans of precision agriculture as fundamental issue within frame of macro-policies of agriculture and rural development of Iran are regarded as first priority. Prioritizing forms based on coefficient of changes reveal that from viewpoint of experts of agricultural department, the highest priority for technology related to level of changes are including: Tillage, micronutrients and pesticides. Prioritizing the viewpoint of experts of agricultural department in relation to application of precision agriculture for producing organic crops with change coefficient 0.219, 0.214 and 0.213 are related to increasing economic return, increasing income of producers and reducing production costs.

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