Processing limas for freezing: Unit costs drop rapidly as percentage of grade-out drops and as total volume and effective utilization of plant increase
AuthorRobert H. Reed
Author AffiliationsRobert H. Reed is Associate in Agricultural Economics, University of California, Berkeley, and Agricultural Economist, Agricultural Marketing Service, United States Department of Agriculture.
Hilgardia 13(6):3-3. DOI:10.3733/ca.v013n06p3. June 1959.
The following article is the sixth in a series of progress reports on efficiency in the processing and marketing of frozen fruits and vegetables. The studies are being conducted cooperatively with the Agricultural Experiment Stations in Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii and the Agricultural Marketing Service, United States Department of Agriculture.
Also in this issue:State's irrigation districts: Segment of California's agricultural economy increasing in importance as changes in the water payment complex evolve
Traffic-induced compaction: Inexpensive and relatively easy to use new soil penetrometer enables measurement of variations in degree of compaction
Reduction of wildfire hazard: Removal of dead fuel reduced damage by wildfire in treated portion of experimental second growth ponderosa pine range
Lygus bug control in alfalfa: Increasing tolerance to insecticides complicates control of lygus bugs in state's major alfalfa seed producing areas
Pests of field beans: Insect and mite damage to pink, red beans investigated in Sutter Basin area
Soil potassium for potatoes: Depletion of soil potassium by cropping necessitates potash fertilization in certain areas of Kern and Tulare counties
California red scale parasites: Colonization and recovery of three species introduced from the Orient in 1956–1957 indicate establishment in California
Control of tomato leaf miners: Comparative field tests indicate Dylox and Diazinon may be suitable as replacements for parathion in control programs
Quality of brussels sprouts: Low temperatures during handling operations retarded quality deterioration in study of temperature effects on respiration
Recent contributions of insect physiology to insect toxicology and control