Stubble Burning and Consciousness Level of Farmers

Gülistan Erdal, Hilmi Erdal, Hatice Yavuz

Abstract


This study analyses the consciousness levels, attitudes and behaviours of farmers against stubble burning and the damages of stubble burning which is a part of land misuse. 86 farmers from 9 villages in Zile county of Tokat province were surveyed for the study. These data was used to state farmers' socio-demographical characteristics and their behaviours against stubble burning was analysed. According to the study results, 99% of the farmers says that stubble burning is a wrong application. They states that stubble burning causes natural damages and the most importantly it is harmful by 76% to the living creatures in the nature. 57% of them prefers the method of mixing stubble to the soil.

Keywords


Stubble burning; Stubble management; Environment; Consciousness level; Farmer

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24925/turjaf.v4i8.662-667.761

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ISSN: 2148-127X

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