HomeIAMURE International Journal of Ecology and Conservationvol. 27 no. 1 (2019)

Multivariate Analysis on the Farming Systems on Tobacco Farms

Jubert S Gannapao | Excel Philip B. Guidang

 

Abstract:

Farming systems refers to the utilization of the combinations of technologies to interact adequately with environment without dislocating the ecological and standard of living of farmers The main objective of this study is to identify the diversity and typology relationships of the farming systems on tobacco farms in the Province of Abra along the areas on: a) Farm area; b) Cattle density; c) Organic fertilizer d) Synthetic fertilizer; e Production intensity; and f) Yield using multivariate analysis that might affect soil health and quality in the Tobacco Farms. The study found out that the use of farming innovation, farm area, cattle density, use of organic as well as synthetic fertilizer is significantly correlated to Yield at .01 (2-tailed). The use of farming innovation, farm area, cattle density, use of organic as well as synthetic fertilizer is significantly correlated to Yield at .01 (2-tailed). The use of synthetic fertilizer is significantly correlated to farm area. Production has statistically significant difference of .015. Innovation is significantly correlated to Yield at 027 and Probability of 0.00. Farm Area is also correlated to Yield at .783 and Probability of 0.00. Cattle is negatively correlated to Yield at -0.2227 and Probability of 0.00. Finally, Production is correlate to Yield at .053 and Probability of 0.012. The Concludes that Tobacco Farms are prone to soil degradation.