Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. 1

Economic Analysis of Greenhouse Cultivation of Tomatoes and Cucumber Vegetables in Neyshabur, Iran

Zahra Noori Tupkanloo

Agricultural Economics and Member's of Scientific Boards of Department of Agriculture, College of Agriculture Neyshabur Branch, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur Iran.

Received on 10 January 2015 and accepted on 09 February 2015



If we want to produce out of season, we must use the methods to control plant development environment such as temperature, relative humidity and light, for this purpose we use the greenhouse. In the present study economic analysis of greenhouse cultivation of tomatoes and cucumber vegetables was investigated. Three benefit of the cost (B/C), internal rate of return (IRR) and interest's current worth (NPV) were used to evaluate economic greenhouse cultivation of these products in Neyshabur, Iran. Results showed that Benefit-cost ratio of cucumber ( grown in one and two periods ) is 1.4 and 1.33, internal rate of return is 36% and 34% respectively. Net present value are positive, so cultivation of cucumber is economically. Benefit to cost ratio of tomato is 1.76%, internal rate of return it is 49% and net present value is positive, which indicates cultivation of tomato product is economically. The results showed that greenhouse cultivation of tomatoes and cucumber vegetables have Economic justification in Neyshabur. Iran.

Keywords : Economic evaluation, Greenhouse, Cost benefit ratio, Internal rate of return, Net present value.