ECONOMIC AND AGRONOMIC ANALYSIS OF CONVENTIONAL AND ORGANIC CONCEPT OF CUCUMBER GROWING

  • Nenad Pavlović, PhD Institute for Vegetable Crops, Smederevska Palanka
  • Milan Ugrinović, B.Sc. Institute for Vegetable Crops, Smederevska Palanka
  • Boško Vojnović, PhD , High School of Agriculture, Šabac
  • Jovan Rudež, M.Sc. Ministry of interior of Republic of Serbia, Sector for Emergency Situations Smederevo, Unit Smederevska Palanka

Abstract

Contemporary agro-technology enables high and stabile yield of slicing cucumber throughout the whole year. This study deals with total costs of production, yield per surface unit and the main parameters of profitability of producing slicing cucumber in the greenhouses and in the open fled in conventional and organic farming system. Growing cucumbers in the greenhouses and in accordance with the principles of organic farming are the main conditions for higher prices in the market. The highest total costs (820.00 EUR/are) but also the highest gain (225.00 EUR/are) was realized in producing slicing cucumber both in the greenhouse in the organic farming system. Financial losses were recorded when growing cucumbers in the open field despite lower costs, both in organic and conventional system of growing: 29.00 EUR/are, i.e. -15.00 EUR/are, respectively. The business rate of profitability and the coefficient of cost-effectiveness were higher in growing cucumber in greenhouses in both concepts of production.

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Published
2014-12-31
How to Cite
PAVLOVIĆ, Nenad et al. ECONOMIC AND AGRONOMIC ANALYSIS OF CONVENTIONAL AND ORGANIC CONCEPT OF CUCUMBER GROWING. Economics of Agriculture, [S.l.], v. 61, n. 4, p. 895-902, dec. 2014. ISSN 2334-8453. Available at: <http://ea.bg.ac.rs/index.php/EA/article/view/334>. Date accessed: 28 sep. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.5937/ekoPolj1404895P.
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