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The Adoption and Rejection of Innovations by Strawberry Growers in the Lower Fraser Valley [microform] / E. Patrick Alleyne and Coolie Verner
Bib ID 5208830
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
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Alleyne, E. Patrick
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1969 
110 p. 
Summary

The study investigated the adoption behavior of 100 strawberry growers (including 32 Mennonites and 23 Japanese) in the lower Fraser Valley of British Columbia. Adoption of six selected practices was examined in relation to socioeconomic characteristics and ethnicity. Findings included the following: (1) ethnic groups differed significantly on educational background and 15 other socioeconomic factors as well as on adoption; (2) adoption averaged about 70%, with innovators and early adopters indicating 100% adoption for all innovations; (3) 74% of respondents with more than eight year of education, and 47% of those with less, were in the higher adoption categories; (4) situational factors were an important factor for both rejection and slow adoption; (5) participants in agricultural adult education courses tended to be innovators, early adopters, or early majority; (6) farm size and value, agricultural income, total income, and age (especially ages 20-34) correlated strongly with adoption. (Sixty tables and 29 references are included.) (LY)

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ERIC Note: Rural Sociology Monographs, 3.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Age Differences.  |  Agricultural Education.  |  Analysis of Variance.  |  Bibliographies.  |  Educational Background.  |  Ethnic Groups.  |  Income.  |  Investigations.  |  Participation.  |  Socioeconomic Influences.  |  Socioeconomic Status.  |  Statistical Data.  |  Tenure.  |  Adoption (Ideas)  |  Farmers.  |  Innovation.  |  Rural Extension.  |  British Columbia
Other authors/contributors Verner, Coolie, author  |  British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Dept. of Agricultural Economics
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