THE FARMER’S KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY OF SHALLOT CULTIVATION IN BALI
ARYA, NYOMAN NGURAH
MAHAPUTRA, I KETUT
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Bali Provincial Government has committed for developing environmental friendly agriculture, including shallot cultivation, however, at the field level using of synthetic pesticides to control pests and diseases was very intensive and less wise. It can be thought to have a negative impact on health and the environment. This study aimed to analyze the farmer’s knowledge and attitudes on environmental friendly of shallot cultivation technology. The study was conducted in Kintamani District, Bangli Regency in March to December, 2015. The location and 65 farmers as samples are determined by purposive with considerations: (1) Kintamani district as a location of the shallot area development program, (2) Kintamani district as a center for the production of shallot in Bali, and (3) the farmers who as samples are executor of the program. Data were collected before and after assistance providing by questionnaires. The analysis showed that the farmer’s knowledge and attitude on environmental friendly of shallot cultivation technology increased after assistance providing.