Year 2018, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 51 - 57 2018-02-28

Long-Term Analysis for Harvest Erosion Caused by Sugar Beet Production in Turkey

Selen DEVİREN SAYGIN [1]

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The sustainability of soil resources is under significant threat due to the accelerated anthropogenic pressures at the historical expansion of human population. In this context, soil erosion is defined as a limiting factor for human interests in terms of ecosystem services. As an erosion type, harvest erosion occurs by harvesting of the taproot and tuberous root plants such as sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.), potato (Solanum tuberosum L.), carrot (Daucus carota L.) and chicory (Cichorium intybus L.), has begun to take attention in recent years. The objective of this study was to estimate soil loss due to harvest erosion and to economically analyze the transport of plant nutrients between 1999 and 2016 from sugar beet growing areas in Turkey. For this aim, the compiled data of 25 different sugar factories throughout Turkey were obtained from Türkşeker and soil loss estimations were performed and economically analyzed. According to the results, average soil loss rate was calculated as 3.41 Mg ha-1y-1 for the studied period (1999-2016). That means annually an average of 716983 Mg soil removed from the Türkşeker sugar beet production areas. This result indicated that harvest erosion represents only 0.9% of soil lost by water erosion in Turkey. But, if tolerable soil loss value considered as “1 Mg ha-1 y-1”, calculated soil loss values are above this critical value for all the factories. In addition, economic assessments of soil losses showed that costs are to be more than US $10 000 annually on the 60% of the factories due to removal of plant nutrients with harvest process. And, annually US $419 433 investment must be made to recover all these losses. Conclusively, harvest erosion as an ignored erosion type must be emphasized to the economic sustainability of natural resources in fragile ecosystems such as our country.


Harvest erosion, sugar beet, soil and plant nutrient losses
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Primary Language en
Subjects Science
Published Date Şubat 2018
Journal Section Research Article
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0003-4838-4720
Author: Selen DEVİREN SAYGIN (Primary Author)
Institution: ANKARA ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


Bibtex @research article { tutad348191, journal = {Türkiye Tarımsal Araştırmalar Dergisi}, issn = {2148-2306}, eissn = {2528-858X}, address = {Siirt University}, year = {2018}, volume = {5}, pages = {51 - 57}, doi = {10.19159/tutad.348191}, title = {Long-Term Analysis for Harvest Erosion Caused by Sugar Beet Production in Turkey}, key = {cite}, author = {DEVİREN SAYGIN, Selen} }
APA DEVİREN SAYGIN, S . (2018). Long-Term Analysis for Harvest Erosion Caused by Sugar Beet Production in Turkey. Türkiye Tarımsal Araştırmalar Dergisi, 5 (1), 51-57. DOI: 10.19159/tutad.348191
MLA DEVİREN SAYGIN, S . "Long-Term Analysis for Harvest Erosion Caused by Sugar Beet Production in Turkey". Türkiye Tarımsal Araştırmalar Dergisi 5 (2018): 51-57 <http://dergipark.org.tr/tutad/issue/32138/348191>
Chicago DEVİREN SAYGIN, S . "Long-Term Analysis for Harvest Erosion Caused by Sugar Beet Production in Turkey". Türkiye Tarımsal Araştırmalar Dergisi 5 (2018): 51-57
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