Comparative Analysis of Hydroponic Farming Income between Pak Choy (Brassisca chinensis L.) and Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.)

Uliya Pryatnasari

Agribusiness Study Program, Faculty of Agriculture, Mulawarman University, Indonesia.

Mursidah *

Agribusiness Study Program, Faculty of Agriculture, Mulawarman University, Indonesia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The increasingly narrow area of ​​productive land, especially in big cities, makes cultivating plants using hydroponic techniques attractive and increasingly important. In hydroponic farming there is also a production income value that is different from the production of the types of vegetables that have been planted. This research aims to determine the hydroponic farming income. This research was carried out from November 2022 to January 2023. The sampling method was carried out purposive sampling or intentionally, namely at Graha Indah Farm. The data collected is primary data because this hydroponic cultivator built his own business. The research findings indicate that the hydroponic farming income at Graha Indah Farm varies significantly. Pak choy generated IDR 38,660,002.53 in the first planting season and IDR 463,920,030.36 annually, equivalent to IDR 5,799.00 m-2 year-1. Meanwhile, lettuce yielded IDR 16,183,000.83 in the first planting season and IDR 194,196,007.59 annually, equivalent to IDR 809.15 m-2 year-1. Pak choy contributed to 87.76% of the income, whereas lettuce accounted for 12.24%. Thus, it's evident that lettuce has a higher income and demand value.

Keywords: Hydroponics, income, pak choy, lettuce


How to Cite

Pryatnasari, U., & Mursidah. (2024). Comparative Analysis of Hydroponic Farming Income between Pak Choy (Brassisca chinensis L.) and Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.). Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International, 25(3), 93–98. https://doi.org/10.9734/jaeri/2024/v25i3596

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