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An economic analysis questions: Central sorting of cannery tomatoes

Authors

D. May
M. P. Zobel
R. A. Brendler
P. S. Parsons

Authors Affiliations

D. May is Farm Advisors in Fresno, Yolo and Ventura counties; M. P. Zobel is Farm Advisors in Fresno, Yolo and Ventura counties; R. A. Brendler is Farm Advisors in Fresno, Yolo and Ventura counties; P. S Parsons is Extension Economist, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 24(2):5-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v024n02p5. February 1970.

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Abstract

CENTRAL SORTING of cannery tomatoes has been used to some extent in most tomato growing areas of California. This article is not intended either as a criticism or as a recommendation, but rather as a brief economic appraisal of the system. The table shows the itemized costs per ton of tomatoes for sorting operations in California. The average of $12.28 per ton is in line with custom harvesting costs as well as costs for many growers with yields averaging 17.6 tons per acre.

May D, Zobel M, Brendler R, Parsons P. 1970. An economic analysis questions: Central sorting of cannery tomatoes. Hilgardia 24(2):5-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v024n02p5
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