Rice Farmer awareness about Pesticide water pollution Anuradhapura

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this precentation talk about rice farmer awareness about pesticide water pollution of Anuradhapura District Sri Lanka

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<ul><li> 1. RICE FARMERS AWARENESS OF WATER POLLUTION THROUGH PESTICIDE IN ANURADHAPURA DISTRICT Y.K.R.T Jayasinghe University of Peradeniya </li></ul> <p> 2. Milk Water Alcohol What is most popular drink in Sri Lanka Pesticides 3. Outline Introduction Problem Statement and Justification Objectives Conceptual Framework Methodology Results and Discussion Conclusions Recommendations 4. Introduction Sri Lanka Rice is staple food Land extent- 65610 Km2 Paddy cultivation 0.89 million hectares Total production 3,651,000 Mt Two monsoons- North-West South-East Two cultivation seasons- Maha Yala Importation of Chemicals 0 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000 14,000 16,000 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002* TimeValue(Rs.Million) Department of Census and Statistics Sri Lanka 5. Introduction cont. Pesticide Insecticide Weedicide Fungicide..etc A non-point source of pollution Leach to ground water Run-off to surface water Pesticides are most frequent water pollutant in the world (Timothy and Macro, 2001) Addition of foreign substances Effect on water quality Harmful to living organisms and aquatic life Pesticide water pollution 6. Problem Statement and Justification Up-Country vegetable High rainfall High depth of water table High frequency of rainfall (&gt; 2500 mm/year) Low temperature High assimilation capacity Dry Zone rice Low rainfall Low depth of water table Low frequency of rainfall ( 40 Respondents% Attitude Score Low Medium High Mean=37.5 Results and Discussion cont. 16. Frequency of Pesticide Application 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 0 1 2 &gt;2 0 1 2 &gt;2 Maha YalaRespondents% Frequency of application Insecticide Weedicide Mean=1.25 Mean=1.35 (t=1.137, p&gt;0.05) Mean=1.58 Mean=1.64 (t=1.351, p&gt;0.05) Results and Discussion cont. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 0 1 - 3 &gt;3 0 1 - 3 &gt; 3 Maha Yala Respondents% Frequency of application 17. Pesticide amount per one acre 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 0 500 0 500 Maha Yala Respondents% Amount (ml) 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 0 &lt; 300 300 - 500 &gt;500 0 500 Maha Yala Respondents% Amount (ml) Insecticide Weedicide Results and Discussion cont. Mean=181.8 Mean=243.7 (t=2.456, P</p>