THE INFLUENCE OF SELECTED FACTORS ON WORK OUTPUT IN FIELD PRODUCTION OF VEGETABLES IN FAMILY FARMS
At the present time it is not yet possible in Poland to introduce and apply mechanization by means of highly efficient machines in the field production of vegetables. This does not signify, however, that it is not possible to increase work output in this branch of production, as a number of other factors apart from mechanization play a considerable role in increasing work output in horticultural production. Determining which of these factors and to what extent they effect work output in family farms, which incidently produce some 90% of the total production of field vegetables, can lead to a direct increase in work output and consequently to a growth of production at a simultaneous decline of production costs.
The present paper is aimed at determining the influence of selected factors on work output in the field production of vegetables in horticultural family farms. The influence of area, wideness and narrowness of specialization in vegerable production, land utilization, average area of cultivation of specific vegetable species, and yields are taken into consideration.
The problem of work output in the field cultivation of vegetables in Poland has already been discussed in various publications /1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11/. However the majority of these papers present only results referring to the level of work output in field production of vegetables.
On the basis of detailed investigations based on numerical data from 11 various