An economic analysis questions: Central sorting of cannery tomatoes
M. P. Zobel
R. A. Brendler
P. S. Parsons
Authors AffiliationsD. 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.
Hilgardia 24(2):5-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v024n02p5. February 1970.
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.
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