AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF ALTERNATIVES TO USE OF METHYL BROMIDE FOR GREENHOUSE VEGETABLES (TOMATOES, CUCUMBERS) AND CUT FLOWERS (CARNATION)
The objective of this study was to make an economic analysis of alternatives to the use of methyl bromide for greenhouse vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers) and cut flowers. The economic analyses were performed on the results of the experiments conducted in Antalya province of Turkey. Economic feasibility of the alternative treatments (19 treatments for tomatoes, 12 treatments for cucumbers and 9 treatments for carnation) was assessed based on their effects on yield. The results of economic analysis indicates that soilless culture (sand and volcanic tuff + peat), solarization plus biofumigation, 1,3 dichloropropene, and steam sterilisation treatments can be considered as potential alternatives to use of methyl bromide for three crops. However, there is a need for further research to confirm these initial results.
Akkaya, F., Ozturk, A., Deviren, A., Ozcelik, A. and Ozkan, B. (2004). AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF ALTERNATIVES TO USE OF METHYL BROMIDE FOR GREENHOUSE VEGETABLES (TOMATOES, CUCUMBERS) AND CUT FLOWERS (CARNATION). Acta Hortic. 638, 479-485
Alternative treatments, yield, cost, dominance analysis, marginal rate of return