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  ISSN: 0857-0841 (Print)
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Volume 35 Issue 1 January 2019 , ISSN 0857-0841
Title. : Comparison of Cost and Return for Grain and Seed Maize Planting and Diversified Farming, Mae Chaem Basin, Chiang Mai Province
Author : Noppol Arunrat and Nathsuda Pumijumnong
Page : 169-181
index word : ข้าวโพดเลี้ยงสัตว์ (Grain maize), ข้าวโพดเมล็ดพันธุ์ (seed maize), การปลูกพืชที่หลากหลาย (diversified farming), ต้นทุนและผลตอบแทน (cost and return), ลุ่มน้ำแม่แจ่ม (Mae Chaem basin)
Abstract:
The objective of this study was to compare the production cost and return for grain maize planting, seed maize planting, and diversified farming in Mae Chaem basin, Chiang Mai province. A total 149 farmers were selected using purposive sampling technique. Crop management practices, production costs, returns, barriers, and needs support from related agencies were asked and collected. Cost and return method was used to estimate farmer’s net profit. Results showed that all diversified farming were found the higher net profit comparing with grain maize and seed maize plantings, especially lettuce and strawberry plantings. It gained net profit 116,625 Baht/rai, while grain maize and seed maize plantings generated net profit 1,664 and 1,553 Baht/rai, respectively. Therefore, the encouragement and supportive policy for convincing farmers to adopt diversified farming instead of grain maize and seed maize plantings together with marketing support and water resources management for the farmers are urgent tasks.
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