Cost Estimate for Strawberry Growing Available

Strawberry growers on California’s Central Coast can make use of a new estimate of costs and returns, developed by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, UC Cooperative Extension and the UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. The cost study models a management scenario for a 50-acre farm, 45 acres of which are planted to strawberries. The study describes the cultural practices used in strawberry production and harvest, including land preparation, soil fertility, and pest management, irrigation, and labor needs. The 19-page study shows costs for each operation, material inputs and costs, and cash and non-cash overhead costs in a variety of formats for one production and harvest cycle.
Related ATTRA publication: Strawberries: Organic Production