PRODUCTIVITY AND PROFITABILITY OF MAIZE AND SORGHUM CROPS IN NATURAL CONDITIONS FROM SOUTH AREA

Authors

  • ELENA PARTAL
  • MIRELA PARASCHIVU
  • CATALIN VIOREL OLTEANCU
  • MARIUS PARASCHIVU

Abstract

Profitability is one of the most important economic parameters taken into account when it carries out an economic activity. The aim of the paper was to establishment maize and grain sorghum productivity and profitability under the influence of tillage methods on different fertilizing levels in the conditions of Ialomiţa County. Economic efficiency was evaluated using specific economic indicators (production cost, net profit and net profit rate) in terms to establish which of two crops performs better. Considering specific climatic regime sorghum showed a better tolerance than maize for water stress and high temperatures so could be further expanded in areas frequently haunted by drought. In dry years sorghum showed profit rate of 145% (Fundulea 21) comparatively with maize (127%-Partizan) in the same technological conditions. Replacing maize with sorghum is proportional to the intensity and frequent droughts in areas targeted to be cultivated

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2012-02-01

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Working Group 3: Fundamentally Disciplines and Environment and Plant Management