The impact of agroecological conditions on ecologically sound and economically viable production of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.)

Authors

  • Milan OPLANIĆ Institute of Agriculture and Tourism, Carla Huguesa 8, CR-52 440 Poreč, Croatia
  • Dean BAN Institute of Agriculture and Tourism, Carla Huguesa 8, CR-52 440 Poreč, Croatia
  • Stanislav TRDAN University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Jamnikarjeva 101, SI-1111 Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Dragan ŽNIDARČIČ University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Jamnikarjeva 101, SI-1111 Ljubljana, Slovenia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.2009.93.2.15006

Keywords:

conventional crop management, integrated crop management, lettuce, Lactuca sativa, Croatia

Abstract

The aim of research was to compare the economic performance of growing lettuce in the conventional and ecological crop management of production in the mainland and the Mediterranian part of Croatia. In the years 2002 and 2003 the experiment was carried out on family farms in the vicinity of Pula (the Mediterranian area) and in the vicinity of Otočac (the mainland area). The obtained results show that the cultivation of lettuce in the ecological crop management in lower yields, which is even more apparent in continental climate. In order to justify the ecological crop management of lettuce economically, it is essential to achieve a higher sales price in comparison with the lettuce cultivated according to the conventional system. For that reason, the sales price of ecolgical grown lettuce in the mainland should be higher than in the Mediterranean.

Published

15. 07. 2009

Issue

Section

Original Scientific Article

How to Cite

OPLANIĆ, M., BAN, D., TRDAN, S., & ŽNIDARČIČ, D. (2009). The impact of agroecological conditions on ecologically sound and economically viable production of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.). Acta Agriculturae Slovenica, 93(2), 219–224. https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.2009.93.2.15006

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