An Assessment of Crop Production Using Crude and mechanized Implements in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria
Keywords:Crop Production, Akinyele Local Government Area, Mechanized and Crude Implements.
An assessment of crop production using crude and mechanized implements in some parts of Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo state was undertaken. This was to investigate the use of mechanized implements over crude implements in crop production.Thestudy areas considered were IITA, AJIBADE, OLORISAOKO and MONIYA. The data generated were gathered through oral interview, discussion, questionnaires and routine sources. These data were analyzed with the use of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). It was observed that 23.5% of the respondents used mechanized implements for land clearing, while 49% used crude implements and 27.5% used both. In tillage operation, 53.1% used mechanized and 46.9% used crude implements; while 72.2% of the respondents used crude implements in planting and 27.8% used mechanized implements. In weeding, 80% used crude implements, while 20% used mechanized implements.There was no significance difference in the use of mechanized and crude implements in crop production.