AWARENESS ANALYSIS OF PRODUCERS ON RECYCLING OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE AND FERTILIZER PACKAGES: CASE OF ISPARTA PROVINCE


Bal T., Ilhan F.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.22, pp.1318-1324, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.1318-1324

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the awareness level of producers on recycling of agricultural pesticide and fertilizer packages in Isparta province. This research was conducted in the Isparta province of Turkey by using face-to-face survey data. Results indicated that there was lack of awareness for recycling of pesticide and fertilizer packages, for example 70.6% of the participants answered that they did not definitely agree with the opinion that packages of pesticides and fertilizers pollute soil resources. Recently, producers are supported for the recycling of empty packages of fertilizer/pesticide. Training activities by governmental or non-governmental organizations for disposal of pesticide and fertilizer packages should be implemented and encouraged.