A BSTR A C T To enhance food security, crop losses due to disease and pest damage must be reduced. Improved technologies for pest control using appropriate and environmentally sound technologies to promote food security is a major priority for many developing nations. Integrated Pest Management, IPM (also referred to as Integrated Crop M anagement (ICM)) is one o f such approaches to promoting food security. Its adoption by farmers is therefore critical. In Ghana, few empirical evidence about the communication strategies employed to effectively disseminate IPM practices exists. This study .therefore examines the influence o f communication strategies on adoption o f IPM. The findings are based on data collected from farmers at the Weija Irrigation Project which typifies intensive vegetable farming in the Greater Accra District. It has also been the centre o f a lot of agricultural projects especially in the area o f Agricultural Extension, such as the IPM Farmers ’ Field School. (IPM/FFS). Data were collected from 105 vegetable farmers comprising 55 FFS participants and 50 non-participants using structured interview schedule from March to April 2000. The analysis involved frequencies, percentages, cross-tabulations and chi-square test. Practices incorporated in the IPM/FFS for vegetable farmers in the study area and which the study focused on include: use o f neem seed extract as bio-pesticide, manure application, mulching, use of improved seeds, reduction or avoidance o f use o f chemical pesticides, scouting and row planting. The study reveals that there were generally high levels of awareness o f all the practices incorporated in the IPM for vegetables in the study area. The main sources o f information were AEAs through FFS, agricultural input sellers, co-operative society, other farmers, friends and relatives.
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