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Erwerbs-Obstbau

, Volume 57, Issue 2, pp 97–104 | Cite as

Apple Variety Assessment with Analytical Hierarchy Process

  • Črtomir RozmanEmail author
  • Monika Hühner
  • Matej Kolenko
  • Stanislav Tojnko
  • Tatjana Unuk
  • Karmen Pažek
Original Article
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Abstract

Selection of a proper cultivar is one of the most important management decisions when investing into apple orchard. This paper presents a methodology for evaluation of suitability for cultivation of some apple cultivars by using a multi-criteria model based on analytical hierarchy process. The software tool Expert Choice was used to support growers in making decisions about which new apple cultivar to grow. The model was applied to 13 cultivars with data derived from questionnaires completed by group of experts of different fields (orchardists, experts for fruit production economics and fruit marketing, cultivar breeders, experts of state service and commission for introduction of new cultivars, experts for fruit storage and fruit quality assessment, plant protection and fruit growing advisers). The results are shown as priority for individual cultivar. The potential of the model for assessing apple cultivar is demonstrated with the aim of providing a comprehensive explanation and justification of the assessment technique. It also indicates strong and weak points (in market potential, fruit estimation, production demands and tree estimation) of each assessed cultivar.

Keywords

Multi criteria analysis Apple cultivar Analytical hierarchy process 

Die Bewertung von Apfelsorten Mittels Analytischem Hierarchieprozess

Zusammenfassung

Bei der Ausgestaltung und betrieblichen Planung von Geschäftsalternativen in der Betriebswirtschaftslehre gewinnt die multikriterielle Bewertung immer stärker an Bedeutung. Der vorliegende Beitrag erörtert, wie verschiedene Kriterien bei der Apfelsortenbewertung gemeinsam berücksichtig werden können. Sortenauswahl bei der Neupflanzung einer Apfelanlage ist eine der wichtigsten Entscheidungen in der Obstbaubetriebswirtschaft. In diesem Artikel wird die Sortenauswahl mit der Anwendung der multikriteriellen Methode, basierend auf dem analytischen Hierarchieprozess, dargestellt. Die Methode wurde durch Expert Choice Software implementiert. Das Modell wurde an 13 Apfelsorten angewandt. Dabei wurden 17 verschiedene Expertenmeinungen in eine einzige Wertung aggregiert.

Schlüsselwörter

Multikriterielle Entscheidungsanalyse Apfelsorte Analytischer Hierarchieprozess 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Črtomir Rozman
    • 1
    Email author
  • Monika Hühner
    • 1
  • Matej Kolenko
    • 1
  • Stanislav Tojnko
    • 1
  • Tatjana Unuk
    • 1
  • Karmen Pažek
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Agriculture and Life SciencesUniversity of MariborHočeSlovenia

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