عنوان مقاله [English]
Increasing the water use efficiency through promotion of sprinkler irrigation system has been one of the goals of the ministry of Jihad-e Agriculture in the past decade. Considerable amount of investment and efforts has been devoted to this end. In this regard, the study was conducted to find the effective factors on adoption of sprinkler irrigation in Nahavand Township. A stratified proportional sample of 330 farmers was interviewed including 133 and 197 adopters and non-adopters, respectively. Content validity was achieved by a panel of experts in the field of agricultural extension, irrigation and agronomy. A pilot test was conducted to determine the reliability of the questionnaires. A Cronbachs' Alpha coefficient of 0.83 was achieved for the study. The findings indicate that the discriminate analysis developed based on this research is a suitable predictor of farmer’s adoption behavior. Application of results in this research regarding extension of sprinkler irrigation can increase the adoption rate as well as productivity of agricultural water.