Cost and Return of Chinese Taro Production in the Hilo Area

Date
1990-01
Authors
Leung, PingSun
Sato, Dwight
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Publisher
University of Hawaii
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.
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)
Keywords
Colocasia esculenta, costs and returns, Hawaii, Hawaii (island), production costs, taro
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.
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