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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Strawberry - Sustainability Cost Comparison
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Summary for Establishing Strawberries

Year Yield per Acre Income per Acre Labor Service Materials Equip. Comm. Harvest Total Variable
Pre-Plant     $38 $0 $173 $31   $243
Planting Yr. 0 0 $458 $0 $1,128 $321 $0 $1,907
1st bearing 7,000lb $9,800 $543 $0 $1,840 $258 $1,794 $4,434
2nd bearing 7,000lb $9,800 $543 $0 $1,683 $258 $1,794 $4,277


Two other issues also play a role in the study of sustainable strawberry crop cost comparison : Image of a strawberry field with people picking off in the distance
  • Public perceptions versus consumer preferences
  • Environmental Stewardship



Last Modified: 2/5/2013