An Assessment of Management Indicators in Ornamental Plant Greenhouses

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Graduated of Agricultural Management, Islamic Azad University, Rasht Branch, Rasht, Iran

2 Associate Professor of Agricultural Economic, Islamic Azad University, Rasht Branch, Rasht, Iran

Abstract

Greenhouse culture plays a significant role in driving the agricultural development process by providing artificial conditions for production and/or neutralizing environmental variables. Obviously, planning for developing this production system requires understanding effective and limiting variables. Accordingly, the present study was conducted in 2018 in order to evaluate management indicators of ornamental plant greenhouses in Guilan province, Iran. The research was an applied study in a survey design in which data were collected with a questionnaire. The statistical population was composed of 107 selected greenhouses of which 84 greenhouses were taken by simple randomization technique using Cochran’s formula. Data were statistically analyzed by mean, standard deviation, linear regression, the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, and one sample t-test in the SPSS.21 software package. The results of t-test revealed a significant positive relationship of individual skill and knowledge with optimum management of the selected greenhouses. Also, a significant positive relationship was observed between individual attitude to sustainable development and optimum management of the selected greenhouses and between management technical and professional indices and the optimum performance of the selected greenhouses.

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