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Greenresilient case study of Economic Performance: Deliverable 5.10

Hauenstein, Samuel; Hofer, Sheila and Kemper, Laura (2021) Greenresilient case study of Economic Performance: Deliverable 5.10. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Frick, Switzerland.

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Greenhouse cultivation is becoming increasingly important in the food supply throughout Europe, even under organic production conditions. Organic greenhouse soils are often used very intensively, which often results in one-sided, short crop rotations geared toward cash crops, as well as a high use of inputs such as fertiliser, water, energy or plant protection measures.
In the Greenresilient research project, eleven research institutes from eight European countries aim to test possible solutions to the challenges in organic greenhouse production. Over a period of two years, alternative cultivation systems were investigated at five test sites in different climate zones in Europe with regard to energy efficiency, soil fertility, reduction of external inputs and diversification of greenhouse crop rotations.
For this report, profitability calculations were made for the different crop rotations at the Swiss trial site. The aim was to estimate how the different methods perform economically. Using the ProfiCost calculation tool, a production cost calculation was carried out for each crop in the crop rotations, taking into account the different heating, fertilisation and crop protection methods.

EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:greenhouse crops, economic analysis, crop rotation, Abacus, FiBL55312
Agrovoc keywords:
greenhouse crops
economic analysis
crop rotation
Subjects: Farming Systems > Farm economics
Crop husbandry > Greenhouses and coverings
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic > CORE Organic Cofund > GreenResilient
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Crops > Crop protection
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Crops > Special crops > Vegetables
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:727495
Related Links:https://www.greenresilient.net/index.html
Deposited By: Kemper, Laura
ID Code:42589
Deposited On:21 Oct 2021 18:06
Last Modified:20 Jan 2022 12:11
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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