AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF THE REALITY OF THE PRODUCTION OF POTATO CROP IN SOME ARAB COUNTRIES FOR THE PERIOD 1981-2010 (IRAQ MODEL)A COMPARATIVE STUDY
Mesopotamia Journal of Agriculture,
2012, Volume 40, Issue 0, Pages 77-91
Potato crop regarded as one of the main vegetable crops in Iraq, due to it's economic and nourishing importance, that's why, the caltivated areas by this crop have been expanded. It is caltivated by two seasons, in autumn, spring and in main agricultural areas in the country, potato crop, also, regarded as an important vegetable which are planted in Syria, in three seasons, spring, autumn, and summer, an it has an increasing exporting capability. In spite of the increase in cultivate areas by this crop in Iraq, it still cant crop with the local demands. As for Syria. There are an increase in the areas planted with this crop, together with the increase in production, which covers the needs of the population increase, provide a chance for export probabilities to other countries. Thus this research aimed to define the time development, for each of production power, the cultivated zone, and the hectare productivity both in Iraq and Syria the period of (1981-2010) .The research concluded that the average growth of the Syrian production power, amount of to (12.91) is higher than the average growth of production power achieved in Iraq, which amounted (0.03) . From this average the range of potato crop cultivation can be discerned in Syrian country comparing with its cultivation in Iraq. This development attributed to the development of the planted areas by this crop.
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