Journal of Essential Oil-Bearing Plants, vol.18, no.3, pp.613-626, 2015 (SCI-Expanded)
The purpose of this study was to state the present situations of rose oil (Rosa damascena Mill.) production, to evaluate the economical terms of the rose oil farms and make suggestions about sustainability. The data were obtained from 177 rose oil farms through survey research in study. The single budget analysis method was employed on determination of production cost in the 2008 production season. According to the results, the average rose garden size was 0.68 hectare, the rose oil experiences of farmers was 24 years, the ages of rose gardens were 18 years, the production output of rose was 5499.4 kg per hectare and production cost was calculated as US$ 4489.8 per hectare on the average basis of the exercised enterprises. The relative profit was 1.36. The solution suggestions for the problems in rose sector; putting discount to the input prices, needs of state support, consideration about the prices and costs. One of the important solution suggestions was to produce more consciously. For sustainability of rose oil sector, the proposed solutions for the problems of rose and products commercially must be increased, new product design, marketing of products both international and national arena should be carried out publicity. More technical information and technical help must be provided to the farmers.