The process of selecting a crop for your agribusiness is an entrepreneurial decision and requires situational consideration.
|Crop Selection Factors|
|Specific location of the farm or property being considered|
|Initial financial investment and expected return|
|Water quality and availability|
|Uniqueness/Niche-like qualities of your commodity|
Second, growers must consider the land use and practices in the community they are considering for their new enterprise. Factors to consider include:
|Land Use and Practices Factors|
|What is currently being produced in the areas nearby.|
|Neighboring producers and suppliers’ views.|
|Review San Diego County Crop Reports for production data and trends in te region.
|Consider contacting the University of California Cooperative Extension of San Diego County Small Farms & Agricultural Economics Advisor, Ramiro Lobo.|
Although outside agencies and individuals can be extremely helpful in weighing the pros and cons of specific crops, the ultimate decision should be made by the grower.