Biotech Studies 1995, Vol 4, Num, 2     (Pages: 035-041)

THE CURRENT STATUS OF DOUBLE CROPPING IN ANTALYA

Burhan ÖZKAN

1 Dr. Akdeniz Tarımsal Araştırma Enstitüsü Antalya Viewed : 300 - Downloaded : 183 Wheat-double cropping represented a technically feasible alternative to cotton due to the ecological conditions of the Antalya region. This article, examines the current status of double cropping and highlights the main technical and economical prohlems of this system in the region. The results revealed that the second crop production was far from its aims in termis of production and sowing area. It is therefore concluded that physical factors is necessary conditions to applv of the new technology but if is not suffıcient itself. In addition to physical factors, some others particularly economic factors should be favorable. It is clear that no producer will adopt a suggested innovation that does not seem likely to inerease net return on his investment of resources or lessen risk. Keywords : Antalya; double cropping; wheat