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Knowledge Base Tool for Enhancing Expert Systems Dialogue

Abd Elrahman Mohamed, 2019

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Available diagnosis expert systems ask users many questions in order to identify the diseases. These questionsaresometimes vague and need more interpretations. Further, using a lot of questions does not satisfy the end-user and turn the expert system to be boring and unfriendly.In this paper, Iintroducea tool for building knowledge base. Also, Iproposeanapproach for enhancing expert system dialogue with end-user. The proposed approach was appliedin plant diseases. Instead of just asking the end user only text questions, images for different symptomson different part of the plantsare displayed to him. Then the end-user selects the imageswhich are approximate tohis plant symptoms. Finally,the system adapts the dialogue. This process isrepeated till reaching the final diagnosis.The proposed tool is a web-based, andit adopts XML to store ontology, schema of knowledge base and knowledge base. The proposed tool was applied in building a prototype for barley knowledge baseand diagnosis expert system.


Study Impact of Integration Between Cover Crop and Weed Control Treatments onWeeds and Improved Sugarcane Productivety

Mohammed Mekky, Abdelrahim Radwan, 2018

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A filed experiment was carried out at Al-Mattana Agricultural Research station, Agricultural Research Center, Luxor Governorate during 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons, to study the effect of intercropping soybean (cover crop) with sugarcane crop, sole sugarcane and weed control treatments i.e. (Stomp at 1.75 l/f. hand hoeing twice at 25 and 45 days after planting and unweeded check) as the integrated weed control on fresh and dry weight of weeds (g/m2) and yield of primary crop (sugarcane) and secondary crop (soybean) which intercropping with sugarcane in natural infested soil by weeds. The experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design (RCBD) under split plot arrogant with four replication, intercropping treatments was put in the main plots and weed control treatment in split plots with four replications for each treatment.


VEGETABLE GROWERS EXTENSION KNOWLEDGE NEEDS CONCERNING THE TECHNICAl RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE SAFE USE OF PESTICIDES IN ISMAILIA AND SHARKIA GOVERNORATES

Shimaa Mohamed El-Sbayee, 2017

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The research aimed to determine the knowledge extension needs level of vegetable growers concerning the technical recommendations for the safe use of pesticides in Ismailia and Sharkia Governorates, also to identify their sources of information about the safe use of the pesticides, in addition to identify the problems which face them releated to use of pesticides, as well as to determine the relationship between the knowledge needs degree of the respondents concerning the safe use of the pesticides and some independent studied variables, and to determine the differences between the average of knowledge needs degree of the respondents in the two studied governorates and the technical recommendations of both preparing pesticides and its use, protection from its poison, and its store. The research was conducted in Ismailia and Sharkia Governorates as a large area of cultivated vegetables. By the same criterion 3 districts in each governorate were selected, while one village was selected in each one. A random simple sample represent 10% of the growers were selected. Amounted 95 respondents from the studied villages of Ismailia and 115 respondents from Sharkia Governorate. Data were collected by using a pretested questionnaire through a personal interview from respondents. Frequencies, percentages, arithmetic means, standard deviation, coefficient of variance “T” test, chi2, coefficient of concordance were used to analyze and show data. The results could be revealed as follows: - High knowledge need levels of the respondents were 59.13% in Sharkia regarding the technical recommendations of the safe use of pesticides and 41.05% in Ismailia governorates. - There were a significant differences between average of knowledge need degrees concerning the safe use of pesticides in the two studied governorates. - The most important sources of information of the respondents in Ismalia and Sharkia Governorates were: personal experience, merchant of pesticides, and the extension agent. - The major problems which face the respondents in Ismailia Governorate were: pesticides from unknown source, lack of experience of the extension agent, in Sharkia were: unknown pesticides, and expired pesticides.


Farmers ' Adoption for Wheat Cultivation on Terraces Using Direct Seeding in Halls in Some Villages of Kafr Al Sheikh Governorate

Dr. Abd El-Karim Abd El-Aziz Zeyada, 2017

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This research was aiming at identifying the source of listening of the farmers respondents about the technical recommendation of wheat cultivation method on terraces using direct seeding, the rate of their adoption for each of these technical recommendation, determining the correlation relationship between the degree of farmers 'adoption for these technical recommendation and the independent variables addressed, determining the percentage of the contribution of each of the independent variables that have significant correlation relationship in clarifying the total variance in the degree of farmers ' adoption for those recommendation, in addition to identifying the constraints facing the respondents for this method from their point of view. This research has been conducted in Kafr Al Sheikh Governorate where three districts were selected randomly. They districts are Desouk, Metobas, and Fowa. Similarly, one village from each of those districts was selected including Shaba village, Desuok ; Meniat Al Morshad, Metobas; and Sendyoun, Fowa. Then a random sample with a total of 205 respondents was selected, according to Kreijice & Morgan, among the wheat farmers of the selected three villages. The data was collected by personal interview questionnaire during January 2017 after carrying out the pre test and the adjustment needed for the questionnaire. For the analysis and tabulation of the results, frequency, percentage, arithmetic mean, standard deviation, correlation coefficient for person, and step wise were used. The following are the main results 1. The main sources of listening of the respondents about of wheat cultivation on terraces using direct seeding were firstly the local leaders followed by personal experience, agricultural inputs traders, family members, and neighbors. 2. The rate of the adoption of the respondents for the recommendation of wheat cultivation on terraces using direct seeding was low (53%), medium (41%) and high (6%). 3. The lowest rate of adoption were adding 15gm super phosphate for feddan (49.3%), broadcasting of super phosphate before the second plowing (48.9%), adding 100kg of nitrogen per feddan (47.3%), getting rid of plant residuals to control rats (46.3%), destroying rats halls or flooding them with water (44.4%), control of birds using wood pieces covered with adhesive materials (43.4%), controlling of caterpillar insect and the rodent worm by toxin (42.9%), adding the toxic trap to control the caterpillar and rodent worm after the first irrigation (41.5%) , putting the toxic trap nearby the hall (40.5%), adding the toxic trap at sunset (40%), prevent the chemical spraying to control aphids insect before flowering stage (39.8%), controlling of snails and larvae to get rid of the residues of the previous crop (38.5%), manual collection for snails and larvae and burning them outside the field (37.6%), apply the toxic trap to control yellow, orange and black rust diseases (35.6%), control of white mildew chemically (34.6%), control of yellow dwarf disease in barely with recommended chemical spraying to control the yellow dwarf disease before flowering (33.7%), inoculation the land with ammonia (33.2%) inoculation the land with ammonia at one dose (32.7%), inoculation the land with ammonia after land preparation (31.2%), cultivate the land after 4 days from inoculation the land (30.2%), control al zomair weed with recommended chemicals (29.8%), chemical spraying to control the weed after dew (29.3%), preventing the chemical spraying for weed control at hot atmosphere (28.3%), prevent chemical sparing for weed control at windy weather (26.8%) , adding 45kg of wheat per feddan (26.3%), irrigate between the steps (25.4%), allocate 3-5 seeds per hall (24.9%), leaving 10cm between rows (24.3%), making halls in rows (23.4%), leave 10cm distance between halls (21.5%), the width of the step ranges between 100 – 120cm (20.5%), and laser leveling (19%) 4. There were 5 independent variables clarifying that 37.2% of the total variance in the degree of adoption of the technical extension recommendation for the adoption for wheat cultivation on terraces using direct seeding in halls, among which 24.5% for the degree of education of the respondents, 6% for the availability of extension services in the area, 3.4% for the degree of innovativeness , 2% for the size of wheat cultivated area at terrace in halls, and 1.3% for the degree of knowing the hazards of late planting of wheat. 5. The respondents claimed that there are 11 constraints facing them, while using the method of wheat cultivation on terraces using direct seeding in hall, from their point of views. They are descending as follows: the high price of seeds; unavailability of laser equipment; lack of seeds in the cooperative society; high price of fertilizers and chemical pesticides and insecticides; low selling price for the crop; unavailability of extension demonstration field for wheat cultivation on terraces using direct seeding in halls; lack of extension meetings and seminars for wheat cultivation on terraces using direct seeding in halls; unavailability of wheat harvester fitted with the width of terrace; high costs of agricultural laborers; lack of extension publication for wheat cultivation on terraces using direct seeding in halls; and lack of irrigation water.


Nutritional Practices Of Rural Women In some villages of

Ebtsam Mohamed Harhash, 2017

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The research targeted mainly to idenlify the nutritional practices of the investigated rural women concerning the selection of food kinds, purchesingfood, preparing,cooking,serving,storing and keepingfood,aswell as,making use of the food residules,determine the implementation level of the investigated rural women regarding the nutritional practices of the five studied processes, finally identify the information resources and food sources provided by family. the research was conducted on a(376) random sample of farmers holdess wives who were selected from three villages of Gharbia covernorate.Data werecollected from the studied area by using pretested questionnaire and ehrough personal intesuiews with farmers wives ,tabulation, frequencies and percentages were used to present data results.. The Study revealed the Following Results:- 1. the implementation of the Rural women of the nutritional practices related to the selection of fresh vegetables and fruit was high,as it implemented by 97.1% of the respondents, while it was moderate for five practices and low for two practices. 2. the implementation of the nutritional practices related to the purchase of food were high for two practices,which were;- relying on young children to go to market, and read the expiration date on tins before buying, While the percentage was moderate for three practices and low for in three practices. 3. Related to preparing and cooking food practices the high proportions were found in five practices which were;- soak legumes in water before cooking, put potatoes after they are fried on newspapers or colored paper, preporotion of food loved by the family members, remove the fishes inner parts before its Grilled, and cut the salad vegtables before eating directly. While the percentage was moderate for two practices and low for in five practices. 4. concerning Storing and Keeping food the high proportions were found in four practices which were ;- note the stored food (potatoes, garlic, and onions), clean storge place before usage, preserving frozen food for more then ayear, and put the food in the refrigerator immediately after its temperature calms down, While the percentage was moderate for three practices, and low in three practices. 5. concerning making use of the food Residules the high proportions of the investigated Rural women were found in four practices which were ;- using milk raib in making pastries, using food residuals in feeding birds, using the remain soup in making the next days food, and using the left food from the previous day to make anew kind of diet, While the percentage was moderate for two practices and low in three practices. 6. three quarters of the Rural women respondents with percentage reached to 87.2% were found in the intermediate- level category concerning the im7plementation of the practices in the five studied processes, while 12.8% were found in high implementation-level category. 7. The most important information resources of the respondents ryral women about food were relatives,friends,neighbors and television respectively. 8. the main sources of food produced by the family of the respondents rural women are raising poultry and animals.


Farmers' Knowledge Of The Physiological Disorders Of Orange In Some Villages At Eltahady Area in South And West Eltahreer in Beheira Governorate

Dr. Abd El-Aty Sokar, Mohamed Ahmed Zaid, 2017

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The research aimes were to determine The : respondents farmers knowledge level concerning orange fruits physiological disorders. The correlation between some respondents characteristics as independent variables and Their knowledge level concerning orange fruits physiological disorders ass dependent variable. identifying The independent variables which independent The variation in The dependent variable. identify respondents information sources in This domain . This research was conducted in three villages famous for orange cultivation in Eltahady area south and west Eltahreer. in Beheira Governorate.These villages were Elazima. Ein Galoot. and Elbasatin. random sample were chosen amount to 120 respondents according to Krejcie and Morjan 59 respondents of Azima village. 40 respondents of Ein Galoot village and 21 respondents of Elbasatin village . Data were collected by personal interview using a questionnaire during November 2016. mean. standard deviation. frequencies. percentages. (T) test. (F) test. simple correlation coefficient and multiple regression were used for data presentation and analyze . The most important results of The research could be summarized as follwos: ? 47.5 % of The respondents with low knowledge level concerning orange physiological disorders shape. physiological disorders reasons and The practiees to avoid These disorders . ? There are significant positive relationship at 0.01 level between respondents knowledge level concerning orange physiological disorders as a dependent variable and number of respondents educational years. agricultural cultivated land. size of orange farm. number of respondents experience years in orange cultivation. degree of sati's faction about orange crop yield. and agricultural innovativeness as independent variables . ? There are significant negative relationship at 0.01 between respondents knowledge level concerning orange physiological disorders as dependent variable and wastage anount of orange fruits as independent variables. ? There are significant positive relationship at 0.05 level between The studied dependent variable and orange productivity average and achievement motivation as independent variables . ? There are for independent variables interpret 33.9 % of The total variation of respondents knowledge level concerning oranges fruits physiological disorders They are size of oranges farm. orange fruit wastage quantity. degree of satisfaction about orange crup return and agricultural innovativeness . ? respondent personal experience. pesticide and fertilizers shopkeepers. neighbors. and friends. private agricultural engineers. web. agricultural fairs are The most important information sources about orange physiological disorders where said that 93.3 % . 71.7 % . 64.2 % . of The respondents respectively.


Sugar Beet Crop Contractual Agriculture as Perceived by Farmers in Kafr Elsheikh and Dakahliya Governorates

Dr.Moammar Moselhey Gad, 2017

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This research aimed to identify current situation of contractual agriculture of sugar Beet Crop as perceived by respondents, to identify the current and proposed role of agricultural extension in contractual agriculture of sugar Beet Crop in targeted research area, to identify problems that encounter Sugar Beet farmers, and to identify respondents' Proposals to solve problems that encounter Sugar Beet farmers in targeted area. The largest two governorates (Kafr El-Sheikh and Dakahlia) were selected according to size of sugar beet planted area, In the same way, the two largest districts were selected from each governorate and the largest village in each district, the villages were Ta'won Awal, Mofti, Mahmudiya and Satamoni. The research data were collected during February 2017 by questionnaire from a regular random sample of 190 respondents, according to Cochran's sample size formula, Frequencies, percentages and tables were used for data and results presentation. The main findings were summarized as follows: - The majority of the respondents (97.9%) heard about the contractual agriculture system, The most important sources of hearing were the representatives of sugar companies with 41.1%, followed by Relatives and neighbors with 31.5%. - 89.2 % of respondents were contracted before planting the crop with the sugar companies, and 95.1% of them believe that contract farming system is important. Or somewhat important. - The main advantages of the contract farming system to ensure the marketing of the crop, get good seeds, Protection from exploitation of traders, and the guarantee of transportation and the reduction of expenses. The disadvantages were the problems of estimate weight and sugar percentage, price was lower than the market price at the time of delivery. - -The majority of respondents (72%) believe that agricultural extension has no role in the contractual agriculture system, while 20.4% of the them indicated its role in defining farmers with contracting companies and the advantages and disadvantages of each , providing extension information during production, They suggested that agricultural extension should provide information about contracting companies and the advantages and disadvantages of each, and provide assistance and extension information during production. - The most important marketing problems in the contract agriculture system were the problem of delayed arrival of transport cars and part of the crop was damaged, high prices of transportation, low estimate of the weight and sugar percentage, Payment delayed, and problems of dealing with the banks. - (94.1%) of respondents indicated that the most important problems of contracting were the existence of a single copy of the contract at the sugar company, signed by companies' representatives according its conditions, the majority of respondents indicated that they don't knew anything about terms of the contract and Penal conditions. - Respondents suggested to solve marketing problems, the arrival of the harvest order at the appropriate time for the farmer, weigh the crop in the farmland or the recognition of the external weight. Also, there be committee or representatives representing farmers in factories, and receiving the Crop prices in cash through its representatives. - respondents suggested contracting with the agricultural cooperatives itself, or the agricultural cooperatives be an intermediary in the contract and save one copy of contract, with the importance of having a contract of two copies. - respondents suggested some items for writing the contract, including: the method of determining crop price according to the current market price, and rapid transfer and receipt of the crop, determine the weight and sugar percentage and impurities as appropriate, penalty conditions on the factory when not complying with the terms of the contract.


Acceptance Farmers for Canola Crop in Some Villages of El-Bosstan Region. El-Beheira Governorate

Ahmad Abo Hamad KHozlan, 2017

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This research aimed mainly to investigate the level of acceptance farmers for canola crop at some villages of new lands in El-Bosstan region. El-Beheira governorate. It was the necessary data collected from a research sample intentional Growers canola number five villages of El Bustan the area. El-Beheira Governorate the number of vocabulary 198 respondents represent a comprehensive research was used both percentage range frequouncy tables. Khi square in data analysis and presentation of the results of this research. It was concluded a large number of results and the most important of which is the following: - The majority of respondent's canola growers with a low level of receptivity average level rose by about 83.8% of the total respondents. which means the continuation of a small percentage of the respondents in the growing crop of canola. - It turned out to be the most important variables improve the acceptance level canola crop of among the respondents farmers are: age. educational level. and the contact extension agricultural device. and then should these variables be of interest and the focus of agricultural extension programs work which are planned and implemented to increase the prevalence and improve the acceptance level of canola crop among farmers. - The three most important problems hindering the acceptance of the canola crop between respondents are: lack of marketing institutions and the lack of marketing information related to crop canola. and compete with crop canola for some important and especially wheat and alfalfa winter crops. and the lack of factories manufacturing close to the production of an era seeds places canola oil extraction from them.


Knowledge Farmers with Means Rationalizing using of Irrigation Water in Some Villages. Kafr El-Dawar District El-Beheira Governorate

Ahmad Abo Hamad KHozlan, 2017

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This research mainly determine the knowledge level of farmers regarding methods to rationalize the use of water for irrigation. in order to reach the deficiencies and the areas of the knowledge gap for farmers in all of them. and therefore can develop outreach programs aimed at improving the cognitive levels in this area. as well as identify the most important problems facing farmers regarding ways to rationalize the use of water for irrigation. It was necessary using survey data collection against personal research random sample of regular agricultural villages Allwstania. kom Elberca and El-Arcop belonging to the Kafr El-Dawar district. El-Behara Governorate. and the number of vocabulary 339 respondents represent 8% of the overall research. The use of both percentage. arithmetic mean. frequency tables and simple coefficient in data analysis and presentation of the results of this research. It was concluded a large number of research results. which have been invoked in the recommendations and the most important of the following: 1. It became clear that the majority of respondents. those with low cognitive average and low level regarding methods to rationalize the use of water for irrigation by as much as 73.8%. and then the severity of cognitive needs of the respondents in this area. 2. Shows a relational moral relationship at all levels of Alaanmaliyn 0.05. 0.01 between the knowledge level of the respondents regarding methods to rationalize the use of water for irrigation as the dependent variable. and all of the independent variables that have been studied in this research. namely: age. educational level. and the trend towards agricultural innovations. agricultural extension and communication. and sources of agricultural information. and the acquisition of farm ground. 3. It is the study of the problems faced by the respondents regarding methods to rationalize the use of water for irrigation. it became clear that the most important of these problems are the rising costs of construction and maintenance of modern irrigation networks. and the fragmentation and small agricultural holdings hamper the use of modern systems of irrigation. the lower the numbers needed to carry out maintenance and operation of the systems technical personnel modern irrigation.


Requirements of Rural Tourism attraction in Matrouh governorate and planning a proposed tourism program for one selscted village in it

Engy Mohammed nagy faied, Dr.Wahed Abd El-sadeik Ahmad, 2017

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This research aimed to identify the requirements of rural tourism attraction in Matrouh governorate, and to determine the constraints which may face it, in addition to know the dicision makers vision of it about establishing this kind of tourism and finally plan a rural tourism program in one selected village. Data were collected in December month, 2016, through a secondary sources and electron cites plus a pretested questionnaire to collect data by personal interview from the responsible people of the concerned institutions included tourism, agricultural extension, local council, culture and security services, inanition three focus groups discussion approach included from 7- 10 respondents for each, Organized to the people in the selected village. The study results were as follows:- 1. All the decision makers of the governorate mentioned that. There are many attractive locations in the governorate villages could be useful for tourism. 2. All the respondents of the discussion groups recommended that Aghormy village in Siwa is beautiful and calm and has most of tourism requirements. 3. Most of the respondents mentioned that the constraints which could face the tourists in the selected village were: Absence of the infrastructures services, lack of people awareness towards how to invest their resources, poverty, impediment of economic participation due to some traditional and social habits to work outside home. 4. The major important solution of the respondents for overcoming the mentioned constraints were: The vast areas and valleys such as sanb valley which could be invested, conducting festivals for rural tourism, establishing a permanent exhibition for marketing Matrouh products and rural handcrafts, beside salt products which attract the tourists. 5. According to the research results, an attracting tourism program is planed for entertaining the tourists who will visit the selected village. Due to the research results, 7 recommendations are deducted.


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