Factors Affecting the Soil Analysis Technique Adopted by the Farmers

  • Moammar DayoubEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


This study aimed to show the reality of farmers and determine the extent of their adoption of the recommendations of the fertilizer and the difficulties and problems they face. The study was conducted on a random sample, consisting of 95 farmers who had analyzed their field soil in scientific research centers in the southern agricultural region through the form specially prepared for this purpose. The results showed that the rate of adoption of the fertilizer recommendations reached an average of 36.9% in the southern region. The degree of adoption was 34.7% in the region. The results showed that 41% of farmers did not implement the recommendations because of the non-convenient analysis, and 34% due to neglect, and 15% due to the weather and environment, while 10% of them for lack of manure at the suitable time. The study also revealed that the independent factors affecting the continuing adoption of soil analysis are: a farm’s experience, the sampling method in farmers schools, the irrigated area, and personal knowledge of farmers in analyzing the soil. Also, it shows that the application of fertilizer recommendations led to an increased production of 15–20%, this analysis emphasizes the importance of soil analysis and adherence to the recommendations of the research centers.


Soil analysis Adoption Recommendations of the fertilizer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TurkuTurkuFinland

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