Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

News Stories


July 6, 2011
 
Richard DeMoura, (530) 752-3589, rdemoura@ucdavis.edu
 

New UC studies examine costs of producing strawberries and more


 
New studies showing production costs for table olives, peaches, cherries, almonds,strawberries and safflower are now available from the University of California Cooperative Extension. 

Each analysis is based upon hypothetical farm operations using practices common in the region.  Input and reviews were provided by farm advisors, researchers, growers, farm accountants, pest control advisers, consultants and other agricultural associates.  Assumptions used to identify current costs for the individual crops, material inputs, cash and non-cash overhead are described.  A ranging analysis table shows profits over a range of prices and yields.  Other tables show the monthly cash costs, the costs and returns per acre, hourly equipment costs, and the whole farm annual equipment, investment, and business overhead costs.

The new studies are Sample Costs to Establish a High Density Olive Orchard and Produce Table Olives, 2011, Sacramento Valley by William H. Krueger, Karen M. Klonsky, and Richard L. De Moura.

Sample Costs to Establish and Produce Processing Peaches (Cling & Freestone, Extra Early Varieties), 2011, Sacramento Valley and San Joaquin Valley, by Roger Duncan, Janine Hasey, Maxwell Norton, Karen M. Klonsky, and Richard L. De Moura.

Sample Costs to Establish an Orchard and Produce Almonds, Flood Irrigation, 2011, Northern San Joaquin Valley by Roger A. Duncan, Paul S. Verdegaal, Brent A.. Holtz, David A. Doll, Karen M. Klonsky and Richard L. De Moura.

Sample Costs to Establish an Orchard and Produce Sweet Cherries, 2011, Northern San Joaquin Valley by Joe A. Grant, Janet L. Caprile, William C. Coates, Kathy Kelley Anderson, Karen M. Klonsky, and Richard L. De Moura.

Sample Costs to Produce Strawberries, 2010, Central Coast by Mark P. Bolda, Laura Tourte, Karen M. Klonsky and Richard L. De Moura.

Sample Costs to Produce Safflower, 2011, Sacramento Valley by Doug Munier, Rachael Long, Jerry Schmierer, Karen M. Klonsky, Pete Livingston and Richard L. De Moura.

All costs of production studies are available online at http://coststudies.ucdavis.edu, at UC Cooperative Extension offices or by calling (530) 752-3589.  For additional information on the studies, contact Richard De Moura at rdemoura@ucdavis.edu in the UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.




 


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