ISSN: 1813-0410

Keywords : Salty soil management


The Knowledge Needs for the Agricultural Employees in the Salty soil management at AL Najaf –Al Ashraf Province

journal of kerbala university, 2015, Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 26-32

The research aimed to determine the level of knowledge needs of agricultural employees in the management of salty soils in the province of Najaf, and identify the level of knowledge needs of agricultural employees in every field of management of salty soils represented by (irrigation, drainage and reclamation), and recognize the importance of each field of management of salty soils. The data collected from a randomly sample by 50 % of employees in the agricultural departments of extension tasks (Directorate of Agriculture & Extension Center) in the province of Najaf – 125 Agricultural employees – 63 Respondents.
To achieve the research purposes, the researcher developed a quadruple measure to measure the level of knowledge for agricultural employees, be of the level of ( great need, medium need, few need, do not need), the highest grade in the scale are (96) less degree are (0), and the scale included (32) Items distributed on three main aspects (irrigation, drainage and reclamation).
The results showed that the average of knowledge needs for the general respondents in the management of salty soils is (76.66 Degree), the degree of knowledge needs of (52.3 % of respondents) within the large level of need, the results show there is a great need by the respondents in each fields of management of salty soils accounted for as follows: (52.3 % in the field of irrigation) and (44.4 % at drainage), (61.9 % in the field of reclamation) , the priorities of knowledge needs of respondents were at the field of reclamation which is first ranked in the degree of need for knowledge, and the field of irrigation came in second place, while the drainage last ranked in the degree of need for knowledge.
The research concluded that the general need for knowledge for agricultural employees in the concepts of the management of salty soils were large, so the majority of the staff in the management of agricultural salty soils their need for knowledge designated as a great need.
The researcher recommends the need to establish more programs, extension activities, and specialized courses in the field of management of salty soils in the province, involving all agricultural employees, with the necessity to follow-up these courses and recognizes the talented, give them bonuses to encourage them and prompt others to do their best.