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Filippo Sgroi, Mario Foderà, Anna Maria Di Trapani, Salvatore Tudisca, and Riccardo Testa

adoption of a crop ( Beckford et al., 2011 ; Spiertz, 2013 ), to better understand the profitability of Sicilian artichoke production, an economic analysis in a case study was performed. Recognition of real costs and profitability of artichoke growing, in

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Erik Lichtenberg, John Majsztrik, and Monica Saavoss

( Kohanbash et al., 2013 ). In essence, sensor-based irrigation systems substitute capital for water and associated variable inputs such as energy, labor, and fertilizer ( Shani et al., 2009 ). The profitability of investing in wireless sensor systems thus

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Daniel C. Brainard and D. Corey Noyes

). The primary objective of this research was to assess the effects of ST and compost on establishment, quality, yield, and profitability of three processing carrot varieties. Secondary objectives included evaluating the impacts of tillage and compost on

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Jorge A. Cardona, Allen F. Wysocki, and Stephen T. Talcott

natural antioxidants and the occurrence of these compounds in by-products has driven fruit and vegetable processors to attempt to extract polyphenolics from their wastes and increase the profitability of their operations. Muscadine grape is an important

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Ariel Singerman, Marina Burani-Arouca, and Stephen H. Futch

profitability for the average grower, particularly during the past few seasons ( Fig. 2 ). Fig. 1. Real cultural cost of production for processed oranges in Southwest Florida [Producer price index (PPI) 2017 = 100]; 40.82 kg/box. Source: University of Florida

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M. Lenny Wells, D. Scott Carlson, and R. Philip Edwards

problem facing the profitability of pecan production ( Amling and Amling, 1983 ; Wood et al., 2003 ). The inconsistent production pattern of pecan also generates supply and marketing difficulties that can have severe negative effects on the pecan industry

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Kurt B. Waldman, David S. Conner, John A. Biernbaum, Michael W. Hamm, and Adam D. Montri

.g., April/May and September/October (hereafter called shoulder months)] and cold-tolerant crops in winter months, potentially leading to year-round profits. Previous economic studies on hoophouses have typically focused on single crop profitability ( Cheng

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Tiziano Caruso, Francesco Guarino, Riccardo Lo Bianco, and Francesco Paolo Marra

-vase systems are more profitable than central leader systems ( Marini and Sowers, 2000 ). A recent modification of the standard vase is the spanish bush, initially developed in Spain for cherry ( Prunus avium L.) and subsequently extended to peach orchards. In

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Jaume Lordan, Anna Wallis, Poliana Francescatto, and Terence L. Robinson

Orchard profitability is the main goal when planting a new orchard. However, profitability relies on multiple factors such as cultivar, planting density, training system, rootstock, and fruit quality ( Bravin et al., 2009 ; DeMaree, 1995

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Xuan Wei, Hayk Khachatryan, and Alicia Rihn

budgets and help growers to determine how the particular crop they are growing influences profitability. If producers need to decrease costs and increase profitability, then which cost component should be the primary focus? Will switching to a different