Biotech Studies 2014, Vol 23, Num, 1     (Pages: 001-006)

A Study on Some Grading Factors Affecting Marketing Price of Red Lentil (L. culinaris Medik.) in South- East Anatolia

İrfan ÖZBERK 1 ,Ömer Faruk TANRIKULU 2

1 Harran Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Tarla Bitkileri Bölümü, Şanlıurfa
2 Kocaköy İlçe Gıda Tarım ve Hayvancılık Müdürlüğü, Diyarbakır
Viewed : 595 - Downloaded : 638 In this work, it was studied the effects of chalky grains, cow basil (Vaccaria primidata Med.), cleavers (Galium aperine), common wild oat (Avena fatua L.) and selector output impurity on to marketing price of lentil. The samples consisting of grading factors added to the land race red lentil seed in the ratio of 3, 6, 9, 12 and 15 % were presented to four (4) incidentally selected lentil-purchasers from Sanliurfa and Diyarbakir local commodity market and, the price estimations were obtained. In all of variance analysis, it was found that the mixture ratios had a statistical importance, that the increasing ratio of chalky grains is the most important grading factor, whereas common wild oat seeds in lentil was, on the contrary, the least affecting factor on to marketing price. The relations between mixture ratios and marketing prices were studied by regression analysis; regression was found to be statistically significant for all the factors where the high coefficients of determination (%R2) indicated that these equations can be used in the sense of estimating the price in the region. The results showed that it is inevitable to struggle against insect pests and latifolius (broadleafed) weed. The stakeholders involved in processing, marketing and exportation should determine the common standards for such grading factors. Keywords : Lentil, grading factors and marketing prices relation