INPUT USAGE AND PROBLEMS IN GREEN BEAN PRODUCTION: A CASE OF BURDUR PROVINCE, TURKEY

Published in AgroLife Scientific Journal, Volume 6, Number 1
Written by Mevlüt GÜL, Halil PARLAK

The production of green beans increased by 6.5 times from 3,106 tons in 1991 to 20,199 tons in 2015 in Burdur. In this study, it was aimed to reveal the use of inputs and problems of farmers who produce green beans in Burdur province. The study was carried out in the central district of the province of Burdur, where the production of green beans was the most intensive. Stratified sampling method was applied and the number of samples according to this method was determined as 112 farmers. Data were obtained by the face-to-face survey method. Sales quantities of farmers in the region varied depending on the cultivation area and yield of green bean. It was found that the use of unit labour in the unit area was 251.72 MLU hours in the production of green beans. Machine power usage was calculated as 2.18 hours per decares. The amount of seed used was 8.20 kilograms. The most important criterion in the preference of green bean cultivation was the high possibility of irrigation and productivity in the region. Sale of green beans starts at the end of July and lasts until the 15th of September. The prices of green beans were largely determined by the companies. Farmers sell their products wholesaler-trader. It can be said that the cultivation of green bean cultivation will continue through the factors such as the suitability of climate conditions, irrigation opportunities in the region, high yields and inadequate supply. However, the presence of a single collection center for the sale of products in the region is perceived as a threat. It can be stated that the producer's activity in the market may be more prominent with the establishment of the producer association and the development of organizational awareness in green bean growers in the region.

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GÜL M., PARLAK H. 2017, INPUT USAGE AND PROBLEMS IN GREEN BEAN PRODUCTION: A CASE OF BURDUR PROVINCE, TURKEY. AgroLife Scientific Journal, Volume 6, Number 1, ISSN 2285-5718, 133-140.


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