Costs of Producing Field Ornamental Trees in Ohio
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Publisher:Ohio State University. Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
Series/Report no.:Ohio State University. Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. ESO (Economics and Sociology Occasional Paper). No. 1388
The objective of this study was to determine annual production costs for field-grown ornamental trees in Ohio in firms of two sizes. This objective was accomplished by synthesizing two model field nurseries using an economic engineering approach. Once the nurseries were simulated, growing space was divided into five equal parts with each segment being assigned a plant group. In the 50-acre nursery, ornamental trees were allocated 8 acres of growing space and in the 200-acre nursery 35 acres. One species of ornamental tree (Malus) was chosen for detailed analysis.