American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Evaluation of Hydroponic Production of Vegetables and Ornamental Pot-Plants in a Heated Greenhouse in Western Macedonia, Greece

Ioannis I. Papadopoulos, Fotis Chatzitheodoridis, Christos Papadopoulos, Vasilios Tarelidis and Christina Gianneli

DOI : 10.3844/ajabssp.2008.559.565

American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 3

Pages 559-565

Abstract

In this research an evaluation-in terms of investments-of hydroponics greenhouses is carried out, as well as the possibility of the development of greenhouse crops cultivations, such as vegetables and flowers, in them is explored in Western Macedonia. The survey was realized between the years 2002-2006, in a model greenhouse, which was installed by the Public Power Corporation S.A., in soils that are to be restored after the excavation of lignite. In this research, a comparative analysis of different hydroponics systems was carried out, in relation to the initial investment by the Net Present Value and the inexpensiveness of the cultivations. The findings indicate that only with subsidy is such an investment advantageous.

Copyright

© 2008 Ioannis I. Papadopoulos, Fotis Chatzitheodoridis, Christos Papadopoulos, Vasilios Tarelidis and Christina Gianneli. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.