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ISHS Acta Horticulturae 614: VI International Symposium on Protected Cultivation in Mild Winter Climate: Product and Process Innovation

COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF ORGANIC TOMATO AND CUCUMBER PRODUCTION IN GREENHOUSE: THE CASE OF TURKEY

Authors:   S. Engindeniz, Y. Tüzel
Keywords:   greenhouse, organic tomato, organic cucumber, cost, profitability
Abstract:
This study aimed to evaluate the economic feasibility of growing organic tomatoes and cucumbers under farmerís conditions in Izmir province of Turkey. In the study, organic greenhouse tomato and cucumber budgets were developed. The budget identifies specific cost categories and estimates a net return for the production and sale of organic greenhouse tomato and cucumber crops. According to the results, net profit per square and net profit per kg were determined to be $ 1.5 and $ 0.2 for organic greenhouse tomatoes. However, net profit per square and net profit per kg were determined to be $ 1.3 and $ 0.1 for organic greenhouse cucumbers.
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