Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, Vol 75, No 3 (2010)

Economics of Peppers and Salad Cucumbers Production on an Open Land and in a Protected Space

Silvio POZDEREC, Karmen PAŽEK, Martina BAVEC

Pages: 127-132


The research is based on the economic analysis of growing peppers (Capsicum annum L.) and salad cucumbers (Cucumis sativus L.) in an open land and in a protected space. For this purpose the simulation models were developed for the growing of the peppers and salad cucumbers that were based on the technological-economic input data for two growing systems, in the open and in the protected space. The results of the economic analysis show that the growing of peppers and salad cucumbers in the protected space is more profi table than growing them in the open land. The growing of salad cucumbers in the protected space has proven to be more reasonable than growing peppers, as the coefficient of economics (Ce) of growing salad cucumbers reached the value Ce = 1.4, while the value in growing peppers was Ce = 1.1. This was also confirmed with two scenarios that were analysed using the sensitivity analysis.


economics; sweet pepper; cucumber; technological-economical simulation model

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