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Title: Cost and Return of Chinese Taro Production in the Hilo Area 
Author: Leung, PingSun; Sato, Dwight
Date: 1990-01
Publisher: University of Hawaii
Citation: Leung PS, Sato D. 1990. Cost and return of Chinese taro production in the Hilo area. In: Hollyer JR, Sato DM, editors. Proceedings of Taking Taro into the 1990s: A Taro Conference. Taking Taro into the 1990s: A Taro Conference; 1989 Aug 17; Hilo, Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. p. 20-27.
Abstract: This study provides an update of the cost and return of Chinese taro production in the Hilo area. Return to management is estimated to be $5,575 per acre per crop. Total fixed costs and variable costs are $1,573 and $4,602 respectively. Estimated breakeven price is 20.6 cents (per Ib of taro corm) to cover total costs. For a newly established operation which has to purchase hulis, return to management is reduced by the cost of hulis of $1,245 to $4,219, and breakeven price to cover total costs is estimated to be 25.1 cents. Using an optimal fertilization schedule as derived from a recent experiment, return to management can be increased by $2,500 per acre per crop and breakeven price to cover total costs is estimated to be 19.2 cents.
Series/Report No.: Research Extension Series
114
Description: This publication serves as an update to the Farm Management Report No. 17 entitled "Cost and Return of Dry Land Taro Production in Hawaii: 1984" (Marutani, 1984)
Pages/Duration: 8 pages
ISSN: 0271-9916
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/3116
Keywords: Colocasia esculenta, costs and returns, Hawaii, Hawaii (island), production costs, taro

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