ENERGY USE IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION IN TURKEY: A STUDY ON TOMATO PRODUCTION


ERDAL B. , TURHAN Ş. , VURAL H.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.28, no.8, pp.5911-5915, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.5911-5915

Abstract

This study aims to detect the efficiency of energy use in tomato production in the province of Bursa, Turkey. In accordance with this aim, rates of the input and output and energy efficiency coefficients in production were calculated. The numeric data utilized in the study were collected by face to face questionnaires conducted with 90 people in the counties of Karacabey and Kemalpap of the province of Bursa where there is extensive tomato farming. Simple random sampling method was used in the selection of producers. The data of the questionnaire comprise the years 2011-2012. According to study result, diesel has the highest share with a share of 60.07%. The rate of electricity is 4.26% energy equivalent and the rate of water is 0.87%. The energy output/input rate in tomato production was computed to be 1.52.