publication . Article . 2015

The Non-point Source Pollution Effects of Pesticides Based on the Survey of 340 Farmers in Chongqing City

YU, Lianchao; GU, Limeng; BI, Qian;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
Using the survey data on 340 farmers in Chongqing City, this paper performs an empirical analysis of the factors influencing the non-point source pollution of pesticides. The results show that the older householders will apply more pesticides, which may be due to the weak physical strength and weak ability to accept the concept of advanced cultivation; the householders with high level of education will choose to use less pesticides; the pesticide application rate is negatively correlated with whether farmers have participated in agricultural technology training, that is, the farmers having participated in agricultural technology training have stronger ability to...
free text keywords: Farmers, Pesticides, Non-point source pollution effects, Agribusiness,

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