Augustine J. Udoh and Comfort E. Ekanem
A study on pesticide utilization and training needs for Nigerian farm households was conducted in Akwa Ibom State. Two hundred and seventy-two farmers (272) randomly selected from a population of 14, 640 took part in the study. Questionnaire were used to collect data from the respondents. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. The study reveals that the level of adherence to correct utilization of pesticides is significantly dependent on its determinant socioeconomic characteristics, knowledge level, information communication source and constraints. The study further reveals that some banned pesticides are still found in circulation and used by farmers. Training of farmers on pesticide use is necessary especially in handling of pesticides by respondents during ad after utilization.
Keyword: Pesticide; Utilization; Training