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Record number 426275
Title Is a sustainable protected horticulture in arid regions economically feasible?
Author(s) Campen, J.B.
Source In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Advanced Technologies and Management towards Sustainable Greenhouse Ecosystems Greensys2011. - Leuven : ISHS - ISBN 9789066053380 - p. 93 - 96.
Event Leuven : ISHS - ISBN 9789066053380 GreenSys 2011, 2011-06-06/2011-06-10
Department(s) WUR GTB Tuinbouw Technologie
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2012
Abstract Technology is being presented as a way to save water. This technology comes at a price though. An economical analysis is made based on the operational costs and the investment costs. The application of water saving technology has to be economically feasible for the grower otherwise they will never implement it. Technologies used in this paper are the application of soilless culture and the closed greenhouse. The economical evaluation showed that the application of soilless culture is more profitable then the production in the soil in a pad and fan greenhouse. The investment costs of soilless culture are relatively low and the production increase is high. The closed greenhouse becomes most profitable when the price of tomato is higher than 0.75 Euro/kg.
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