November 21, 2005
A new cost of production study for
summer squash is now available from the
University of California
Cooperative Extension (UCCE).
The study is based upon hypothetical farms using common
practices. Farm advisors, growers and researchers provided input
and reviews. The study shows current per-acre costs to produce
squash. Included in the study are descriptions of the
assumptions used to identify the current costs for individual
field operations, material inputs, cash and non-cash overhead.
Various tables show profits over a range of prices and yields,
monthly cash costs, hourly equipment costs, and the whole farm
annual equipment, investment, and business overhead costs.
Sample Costs to Produce Summer Squash, 2005, San Joaquin
Valley was prepared by Richard H. Molinar, UCCE farm
advisor, Fresno County; Michael Yang, UCCE agricultural
assistant, Fresno County; Karen M. Klonsky, UCCE specialist, UC
Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics; and
Richard L. De Moura, research associate, UC Davis Department of
Agricultural and Resource Economics.
The study is avaible in PDF format at
Other studies are available online at
http://coststudies.ucdavis.edu, or may be ordered from the
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of
California, One Shield Avenue, Davis, CA 95616; from local UC
Cooperative Extension offices; or by phone at (530) 752-4424.
Similar reports are available for a wide variety of commodities
dating from 1931 to present and can be requested at the above
addresses or phone numbers. A $3 handling fee is charged for
each report ordered. Online downloads are free.