An Economic Analysis of Gerbera Under a Climate Controlled Polyhouse

M. Vijayalaxmi *

Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, PJTSAU, Hyderabad, 500 030, India.

H. Srinivasarao

Department of Agricultural Economics, CARP, RARS, Lam- 522034, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The study was carried out ten varieties of gerbera under naturally ventilated polyhouse during Department of Horticulture, College of Horticulture, SKLTSHU, Hyderabad during the year of 2015-2016. Gerbera cultivating area in India has been increasing gradually during the last decade due to its increasing demand in the market. Polyhouse cultivation of gerbera is used to protect plants from adverse climatic conditions. The freshness and long-lasting characteristics of this flower are delight to use it in the parties, wedding functions, flower arrangements, and flower bouquets in the form of ornamental flowers. Commercial value of this flower is very high in India. Among several cut flowers grown under controlled environments, gerbera has its importance because of its unique petal colors, long vase-life and market demand. In tropical and subtropical climate, gerbera is growing in greenhouses to produce quality flower. Present study was conducted to determine the cost and returns of gerbera cultivation in polyhouse. Benefit cost ratio is an important factor which decides the optimum level of inputs to be used for maximization of production and returns in any crop. The total cost of cultivation of gerbera when cultivated under polyhouse of 1000 m2 (0.10 ha) was Rs. 394223 with an income of Rs. 875000, resulting in a BCR of 2.22. The financial feasibility tests like NPV, BCR and IRR were also positive and proved that investing on gerbera under polyhouse condition was profitable.

Keywords: Gerbera, costs, returns, BCR, polyhouse, amortization, NPV, IRR

How to Cite

Vijayalaxmi , M., & Srinivasarao, H. (2024). An Economic Analysis of Gerbera Under a Climate Controlled Polyhouse. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 14(2), 45–52.


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