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Tropical and subtropical agroecosystems

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QUIROZ GUERRERO, Ismael et al. Perception and attitude of sugar cane growers concerning the filter cake compost and vinass. Trop. subtrop. agroecosyt [online]. 2011, vol.14, n.3, pp.847-856. ISSN 1870-0462.

The aim of this study was to identify the sugar cane farmers' perception and attitude regarding the use of filter cake compost and vinasse in the cultivation of sugar cane. Twenty four farmers that applied compost, fifty farmers that used vinasse, and others fifty farmers who did not use any of the two products were interviewed. The statistical analyses included multidimensional analysis, factor and frequency analysis, and averages, which were carried out using Statistica 7.0. The results indicate that the 65 % of sugar cane producers who applied compost have a negative perception and attitude of 2.9 (negative). Also, 68 % who applied vinasse, presented a negative perception and an attitude of 2.4 (negative). Producers who did not apply these two products, the 70 % had a positive perception of compost and negative perception towards the vinasse (63 %). Besides, the attitude was 3.5 (positive), and 2.1 (negative) to the use of compost and vinasse, respectively. It can be concluded that the negative perception and attitude towards the use of compost and vinasse is due to the inadequate management made by the factory.

Keywords : Perception; attitude; Filter cake compost; Vinasse.

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