Cost Study of Primocane-bearing Blackberries Published

Cost Study of Primocane-bearing Blackberries Published

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Issues Center and UC Cooperative Extension have published the first cost study of primocane-bearing blackberries in California. With primocane-bearing blackberries, growers can extend the blackberry production season because the plants bear fruit in their first year. The study presents sample costs to establish, produce, and harvest primocane-bearing blackberries in the Central Coast Region of Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito counties. The analysis is based on a hypothetical well-managed farming operation using practices common to the region. The authors describe assumptions in detail and present a table of costs and returns based on those assumptions about production, input materials, prices, and yields.