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Table 5 Probit estimates of the determinants of information utilization among rice farmers in Ghana

From: Assessing the information seeking behaviour and utilization of rice farmers in the Ejisu-Juaben municipality of Ashanti Region of Ghana

Variables Types of information utilization among rice farmers
Fertilizer application Pesticide application Disease control Weed control
ME SE ME SE ME SE ME SE
Age 0.0279 0.0285 0.0305 0.0267 0.0221 0.0277 0.0256 0.0266
Age2 −0.0003 0.0003 −0.0003 0.0003 −0.0003 0.0003 −0.0003 0.0003
Gender −0.0601 0.0966 0.0664 0.0955 −0.0066 0.1095 0.1844** 0.1060
Years of schooling 0.0092 0.0116 0.0225** 0.0109 0.0006 0.0120 0.0112 0.0114
Econ. active HH −0.0242 0.0283 −0.0581** 0.0288 −0.0728** 0.0341 −0.0158 0.0296
Experience in rice production 0.0071 0.0066 0.0006 0.0058 0.0150** 0.0072 0.0001 0.0061
Distance to the information source 0.3181*** 0.0761 0.2509** 0.0723 0.1743 0.1191 0.1474 0.1142
Language used in −0.3494** 0.1825 −0.3295** 0.1759 −0.1268 0.1542 −0.2248 0.1578
Land 0.0317* 0.0169 0.0144 0.0145 0.0158 0.0175 0.0311 0.0201
Yield 0.0004** 0.0002 0.0004 0.0002 0.0003 0.0002 0.0004** 0.0002
Extension 0.3350*** 0.0950 0.3909*** 0.0881 0.3763** 0.1018 0.2549** 0.1026
FBOs 0.2556 0.0827 0.0944 0.1002 −0.0855 0.1379 −0.1903 0.1374
Market information 0.1382 0.1130 0.1454 0.1083 0.1053 0.1190 −0.0754 0.1127
Constant −3.7439 2.2778 −4.1655* 2.5153 −1.9605 1.9590 −2.2108 2.0028
Observed Pr 0.6880   0.7248   0.6330   0.6789  
Predicted Pr(@mean values) 0.7548   0.8016   0.6616   0.7127  
Pseudo-R2 0.2511   0.2948   0.1645   0.1639  
Loglikelihood −50.67   −45.23   −59.86   −57.20  
Lrchi (13) 33.97***   37.81***   23.57***   22.43***  
No. of observations 109   109   109   109