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Labor demand, productivity and overhead cost estimates for harvesting the 1990 strawberry crop

Robert George Mason

Labor demand, productivity and overhead cost estimates for harvesting the 1990 strawberry crop

by Robert George Mason

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Published by Agricultural Experiment Station, Oregon State University in Corvallis, Or .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Strawberry industry -- Economic aspects -- Oregon.,
  • Strawberries -- Harvesting -- Economic aspects -- Oregon.,
  • Agricultural laborers -- Economic aspects -- Oregon.,
  • Alien labor -- Economic aspects -- Oregon.

  • Edition Notes

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    Statementby Robert Mason, Tim Cross and David Thomas.
    SeriesSpecial report / Agricultural Experiment Station, Oregon State University -- 886, rev., Special report (Oregon State University. Agricultural Experiment Station) -- 886.
    ContributionsCross, Timothy L., Thomas, David L., Oregon State University. Agricultural Experiment Station.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination25 p. ;
    Number of Pages25
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16094259M

    farmers increase their inputs of human and draft-animal labor, animal manure for fertilizer, and water to obtain high crop yields Traditional Subsistence Agriculture supplements energy from the sun with the labor of humans and draft animals to produce enough crops for a farm family's survival, with little left over to sell or store as a reserve.   Meanwhile, a few growers are doing what they need to do to convert from high-priced, increasingly scarce labor to the lower-cost machine harvesting system. They are planting the right varieties on the right rootstocks and pruning the trees to the right shape. But right now, fewer than 5 percent of the cherry trees could be machine-harvested.

    Asparagus are presently harvested by hand with labour costs at 71% of production costs and 44% of selling costs. Asparagus is a difficult crop to harvest since each spear matures at a different speed making it difficult to achieve a uniform harvest. A prototype asparagus harvesting machine - using a light-beam sensor to identify the taller spears - is expected to be available . Onion production costs were estimated using a revised version of the Microcomputer Crop Cost and Return Gen-erator developed at New Mexico State University (NMSU) (Sullivan et al., ). Farm machinery and equipment were included in the farming cost estimates for tillage, planting, crop maintenance, and harvesting equipment (Lee, ).File Size: KB.

    The average value of irrigation water for strawberry net of costs was about £6 m−3, much higher than for field crops such as potatoes. component of crop production to meet retailer demands. California Agriculture: Dimensions and Issues. cropland harvested and the intensive crop share stood around 35 percent. In absolute terms, the acreage in the intensive crops expanded over ten times over this half-century while that for wheat and barley fell by more than one-third. 4. Figure 1. Distribution of California Cropland Harvested.


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Labor demand, productivity and overhead cost estimates for harvesting the 1990 strawberry crop by Robert George Mason Download PDF EPUB FB2

Labor Demand, Productivity and Overhead Cost Estimates for Harvesting the Strawberry Crop Introduction This is the third study of farm labor the Agricultural Experiment Station has completed for the Oregon Labor demand Commission. The first was completed for the harvest season.

The second was completed for the season. This. Labor demand, productivity and overhead cost estimates for harvesting the strawberry crop Public Deposited.

Analytics × Add to This is the third study of farm labor the Agricultural Experiment Station has completed for the Oregon Strawberry Commission.

The first was completed for the harvest : Timothy L. Cross, David Lee Thomas. Labor demand, productivity and overhead cost estimates for harvesting the strawberry crop. Abstract. Published January Facts and recommendations in this publication may no longer be valid.

Topics: Strawberry industry -- Economic aspects -- Oregon, Strawberries -- Harvesting -- Economic aspects -- Oregon. Harvesting costs in this study include trays, picking and packing, loading, and hauling to the nearest cooling facility.

Harvesting cost estimates obtained from our interviews include $ for each tray, $ per tray for picking and packing fresh strawberries, $ per tray for loading and hauling fresh strawberries, $2 per tray for File Size: KB. NCSU Ag Economist, Dr. Olya Rysin, has recently developed 2 new strawberry budgets and revised the conventional budget.

One of the new budgets is based on an organic production system, and conforms to all organic standards. The third budget is an intermediate production system that uses cover crops and compost instead of fumigation. The latter system may. Production cost Production cost of a crop refers to the total cost per unit area during producing a crop.

It includes all types of cost from land preparation to products marketing. Why do we study cost of production.

For farm planning and budgeting To know the profit or loss of a crop To estimate the production cost per unit area. As a result, labor costs as a share of gross cash income do not show an upward trend for the industry as a whole over the past 20 years. For all farms, labor costs (including contract labor, and cash fringe benefit costs) averaged percent of gross cash income duringcompared with percent for production cost estimates as ranging from $ to $ per acre.

(Those costs are both (Those costs are both per acre and per year since they presume one harvest per year.)Author: Jonathan P. Caulkins. area farmers place under the crop thereby reducing national production of the crop.

For farmers growing both summer and winter crops, time to prepare land for the next crop is limited necessitating the need for fast crop harvesting methods if the growing season for the next crop is to be optimised. Harvesting Practices In Large Scale. Labor has been treated as a fixed cost because most labor on Iowa farms is supplied by the operator, family or permanent hired labor.

However, when deciding among alternative crops, labor should be considered a variable cost. The wage rate used here is $ per hour. The hours assumed per crop are presented in the budgets. The hours per crop. fixed transaction costs, to the extent they are born by farmers, makes farmers at the margin at which hiring labor would be productive on net (all family labor fully utilized) reluctant to hire labor.

And, if labor is hired at all, average unit labor costs will vary by operational scale because larger scale entails more intensive use of by: 8. Economics of robots and automation in field crop production. melon when manual harvesting cost was less than US$/ha.

most detailed explanation of their cost estimate, including a. Sound and timely statistics are key to inform decisions, policies and investments that tackle issues related to food and agriculture, from hunger and malnutrition to rural poverty, from food systems productivity to the sustainable use of natural resources or to climate change.

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Most growers set a target price point of at least $40 per pound, or. Reduce the cost on the harvesting method. In this paper we develop the instrument called multi crop cutter is to help small-scale farmers to fulfill demand and supply for market, it cut the crop more easily.

Our aim is on focus easy of cutting operation to the small land holders for cutting varieties of crop in less time and at low cost byFile Size: KB.

Bigger productivity and lower costs were found in the MF thinning operations. In the younger year-old stand, the average harvester (Timberjack ) productivity (in operational time) in the MF operation was m 3 h −1 and in the SR operation m 3 h −1 ; forwarding provided by the Vimek 6WD achieved a productivity of and 4 Cited by: A.

Increase in labor productivity B. Increase in price for raw materials C. The rapid growth and development of the computer industry D. A decline in labor union membership E.

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Determining expected shortages and surpluses allows the organization to. Administrative Report Or Publication Labor demand, productivity and recruitment methods employed for harvesting the strawberry crop Public Deposited. Analytics × Add to Author: Timothy L.

Cross.increased labor cost, but the most likely ones in the mid- to long-term would be the adoption of a technology with less labor use, and termination of current crop production if an alternative technology is not available (Emerson ). Mechanical harvesting is a typical example of the former option, whereas the latter option may involve changes toFile Size: KB.Estimates of size and productivity of the work force We estimate that a total of 36, workers will be required to harvest the strawberry crop (Appendix Table C2, page 22).

This assumes that berry production per acre will match that of and that the labor force will be composed of the same proportion of age and legal.