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Determinants of Sunflower Area and Yield in Districtss Swabi and Mardan of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Determinants of Sunflower Area and Yield in Districtss Swabi and Mardan of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Nusrat Habib1*, Asim Zubair2 and Aisha Siddiqua3 

1AERI, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan; 2NIGAB, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan; 3Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) Islamabad, Pakistan.

nusrat.habib@ymail.com
 

ABSTRACT

This research study was conducted to find out to the determinants of sunflower area and yield in districts Swabi and Mardan of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during 2016. The study was conducted in two selected districts through purposive sampling for 100 farms in different locations of selected districts. The objective of the study was to estimate determinants of sunflower area and yield in the study area. To determine the role of different factors that were affecting the area and yield of sunflower in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, multiple regression analysis was applied. The model pointed out that the area under sunflower have opposite relation with the seed cost, land rent, area under tobacco, area under sugarcane and price of sunflower seed, while positively related to the area under sunflower with the variables such as total operational holding, sunflower yield and sale price of sunflower. In case of determining yield of sunflower use of DAP and organic manure were significant and positively correlated. 

 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

December

Vol. 50, Iss. 6, Pages 1999-2398

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