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Title : Minimization of labour inputs in early cabbage production technology
Key words : production of early cabbage, work inputs, optimal technology
Summary :

The objective of the paper was determination of the optimum variant of technology of production of early cabbage on supply of the fresh vegetables market from among developed four variants of technology suggested for use in small-area horticultural farms. The scope of the study covered horticultural farms, where the area of cabbage cultivation was in a four-year period from 1.5 to 2.3 hectare. A technology, based on manual work and machinery used earlier for agricultural production in small-area horticultural farms was assumed as a typical carrot production technology. Minimal inputs of human labour and machine labour were accepted as a criteria of optimisation. The 4th variant was an optimal variant from among the analysed. Total inputs of human labour and machine work in this variant were 788.9 h•ha-1 and were respectively lower by: 555.1, 568.9 and 659.1 h•ha-1 than the estimated for the 3rd, 2nd and 1st variant. Manual work inputs in this variant were lower in comparison to the inputs incurred in the 3rd variant by 533.4 man-hour•ha-1, in the 2nd variant by 544.8 man-hour•ha-1 and in the 1st variant by 696.1 man-hour•ha-1, and machines respectively lower by 21.7 mh•ha-1 for the 3rd and 24.1 mh•ha-1 for the 2nd variant and higher by 37 mh•ha-1 in comparison to the 1st variant.

Please use the following format to cite the selected article : Molendowski, F., Wiercioch, M. (2014). Minimization of labour inputs in early cabbage production technology. Inzynieria Rolnicza, 2(150), 125-133.
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