CucCAP researchers perform economic analysis on production costs and disease control for cucurbit crops

The research groups of economists, Drs. Luis Ribera and Marco Palma (Texas A&M), developed models showing potential for economic returns for cucurbit crops in multiple production regions.  Macro and micro economic variables such as interest rates, input costs, production windows and existing crop budgets were collected to develop representative farms for production of watermelons, cantaloupes, cucumbers and squash in California, Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Texas.

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