University of Kentucky
 

Online Publications

Filter by Series

College publications are given 2-part "pub numbers" that are used to identify them. The first part (the prefix) is a set of letters that indicates which series the document belongs to. A series is a grouping of documents that share similar content.

The second part of the pub number is just a sequential number.

Series: Budgets: Center for Crop Diversity



CCD-BG-11
2017 Vegetable and Melon Budgets (Small-scale)
11/20/2017 (new)

 UK Authors: Matthew Ernst
 Departments: Agricultural Economics
 Series: Budgets: Center for Crop Diversity (CCD-BG series)
 Tags:

These commercial vegetable and melon budgets compare and analyze profitability between crops using assumptions developed during the 2017 season. These budgets should not be considered as production recommendations or profitability projections. Production practices vary widely between farms and regions. Producers may request details for each budget from the Center for Crop Diversification. Budget details will allow greater comparison of budget assumptions with a user's actual field situation. All values may be changed within each budget worksheet. Most of the worksheets assume all production is sold at the same price, but there is also a blank line for a second quantity/cost for users to add if desired, such as already done in sweet potatoes.

web only | - | - | 25 downloads | Excel: 1,200 kb



CCD-BG-10
2017 Vegetable and Melon Budgets (Large-scale)
11/20/2017 (new)

 UK Authors: Matthew Ernst
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Horticulture
 Series: Budgets: Center for Crop Diversity (CCD-BG series)
 Tags:

These commercial vegetable and melon budgets compare and analyze profitability between crops using assumptions developed during the 2017 season. These budgets should not be considered as production recommendations or profitability projections. Production practices vary widely between farms and regions. Producers may request details for each budget from the Center for Crop Diversification. Budget details will allow greater comparison of budget assumptions with a user's actual field situation. All values may be changed within each budget worksheet.

web only | 1 pages | - | 25 downloads | Excel: 1,600 kb



CCD-BG-9
Wine Grapes, Kentucky, 2016: Vinifera
7/15/2016 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Matthew Ernst, Patsy Wilson, T
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Horticulture
 Series: Budgets: Center for Crop Diversity (CCD-BG series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

Budget worksheet.

web only | 6 pages | 1,318 words | 14 downloads | PDF: 336 kb



CCD-BG-8
Wine Grapes, Kentucky, 2016: French-American Hybrid and American Varieties
7/15/2016 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Matthew Ernst, Patsy Wilson, T
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Horticulture
 Series: Budgets: Center for Crop Diversity (CCD-BG series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

Budget worksheet.

web only | 6 pages | 1,365 words | 9 downloads | PDF: 340 kb



CCD-BG-7
Table Grapes, Kentucky, 2016
7/15/2016 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Matthew Ernst, Steve Isaacs,
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Horticulture
 Series: Budgets: Center for Crop Diversity (CCD-BG series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

Budget worksheet.

web only | 5 pages | 1,094 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 119 kb



CCD-BG-6
2016 Kentucky Grape Costs and Returns: Budget Summaries and Assumptions
7/15/2016 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Matthew Ernst, Patsy Wilson, T
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Horticulture
 Series: Budgets: Center for Crop Diversity (CCD-BG series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

Production budgets for American, hybrid, European (vinifera), and table grape varieties were updated to estimate grape profitability in Kentucky for 2016. This analysis indicates that wine grapes can be economically feasible in Kentucky when best production practices are followed that maximize yields and when market prices approach $1,200/ton for vinifera wine grapes and $1,000 per ton for French-American and American hybrid wine grape varieties. Sound management that maximizes wine grape yields and minimizes input costs, with marketing that captures top grape prices, is absolutely necessary for economically viable wholesale grape production in Kentucky.

web only | 3 pages | 1,177 words | 9 downloads | PDF: 193 kb



CCD-BG-1
Sample Asparagus Production Budget for Kentucky
5/2/2016 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Matthew Ernst
 Departments: Agricultural Economics
 Series: Budgets: Center for Crop Diversity (CCD-BG series)
 Tags: farm crops, vegetables

Asparagus is a popular, early-season crop that can aid a diversified vegetable producer's cash flow during the first part of Kentucky's harvest season. Once established, properly managed asparagus plantings can produce for many years. According to these sample budgets, an acre of asparagus marketed at $1.75 per pound will return the costs of establishment in the second year of full production (third year after planting). Following that year, properly managed asparagus can return in the $1200 to $1500 range to land, labor, and management.

web only | 6 pages | 1,128 words | 3 downloads | PDF: 389 kb



CCD-BG-5
Kentucky Strawberry Profitability Estimated Costs and Returns
11/10/2014 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Matthew Ernst
 Departments: Agricultural Economics
 Series: Budgets: Center for Crop Diversity (CCD-BG series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

The profitability of two different strawberry production scenarios in Kentucky was analyzed to reflect 2014 production costs. The attached tables report potential profits for both Pick Your Own (PYO) and Wholesale/Retail production.

web only | 2 pages | 695 words | 4 downloads | PDF: 332 kb



CCD-BG-4
Highbush Blueberries, Kentucky, 2014 (Wholesale/Retail Marketing)
8/29/2014 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Matthew Ernst
 Departments: Agricultural Economics
 Series: Budgets: Center for Crop Diversity (CCD-BG series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

Budget worksheet.

web only | 7 pages | 1,573 words | 3 downloads | PDF: 352 kb



CCD-BG-3
Highbush Blueberries, Kentucky, 2014 (PYO Harvest)
8/29/2014 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Matthew Ernst
 Departments: Agricultural Economics
 Series: Budgets: Center for Crop Diversity (CCD-BG series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

Budget worksheet.

web only | 2 pages | 1,573 words | 1 download | PDF: 352 kb



CCD-BG-2
Blueberry Cost and Return Estimates
8/29/2014 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Matthew Ernst
 Departments: Agricultural Economics
 Series: Budgets: Center for Crop Diversity (CCD-BG series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

Blueberries are a crop with excellent long-term profitability potential for Kentucky producers willing to invest the time, capital, and management necessary for establishing productive blueberry acreage. Blueberries have the advantage of having lower establishment costs than other berry crops that require trellis systems for production. Once established, properly managed blueberry bushes can produce for many years.

web only | 4 pages | 1,164 words | 5 downloads | PDF: 561 kb