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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: An Estimation of the Annual Cost to Maintain a Citrus Germplasm Repository

Author
item Krueger, Robert

Submitted to: International Society of Citriculture Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: October 15, 1996
Publication Date: March 15, 1998
Citation: KRUEGER, R. AN ESTIMATION OF THE ANNUAL COST TO MAINTAIN A CITRUS GERMPLASM REPOSITORY. INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF CITRICULTURE PROCEEDINGS. 1998.

Technical Abstract: The yearly costs associated with running a 'model' citrus germplasm repository are estimated. The 'model' repository has a field collection, a screenhouse collection containing disease-free stock for distribution, a greenhouse, and lab/office space. The large expense is associated with the lab activities, with greenhouse/screenhouse activities intermediate, and field activities lowest in cost. The relative expenses are due to the labor-intensiveness of the various components. Salaries and benefits account for 2/3 of the total annual costs of nearly $US 170,000.

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