Current Cost and Return Studies

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Current Studies
CommodityRegionCountyYearProduction Conditions
Alfalfa [pdf]San Joaquin Valley South Tulare 2016 50 acre study; Small #125 bales, custom harvested
Alfalfa [pdf]San Joaquin Valley South Tulare 2016 300 acre study; #1300 bales, custom & grower harvested
Alfalfa [pdf]San Joaquin Valley North, Sacramento Valleysee map 2015 Establish and produce; flood irrigation
Alfalfa [pdf]Sacramento Valley - Northern Delta see map 2014 Sub-surface drip irrigation
Almonds [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Northsee map 2019 Establish and Produce Almonds, Micro-Sprinkler Irrigation
Almonds [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Southsee map 2019 Establish and Produce Almonds, Double-line Drip Irrigation
Almonds [pdf]Sacramento Valleysee map 2019 Establish and Produce Almonds, Micro-Sprinkler Irrigation
Almonds [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Northsee map 2016 Organic, solid set sprinkler irrigation
Apples [pdf]Central Coast Santa Cruz 2014 Various varieties, organic
Apples [pdf]Central Coast Santa Cruz 2014 Various varieties, conventional
Beans [pdf]San Joaquin Valley North, Sacramento Valleysee map 2018 Garbanzo (Chickpeas), Sub-surface drip irrigation, fall planted
Beans [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Southsee map 2018 Garbanzo (Chickpeas), Sub-surface drip irrigation, winter planted
Beans [pdf]San Joaquin Valley North, Sacramento Valleysee map 2016 Baby Lima
Beans [pdf]San Joaquin Valley North, Sacramento Valleysee map 2016 Large Lima
Beans [pdf]Sacramento Valleysee map 2014 Common Dry Varieties - Double Cropped
Beans [pdf]Sacramento Valleysee map 2014 Dry Brush and Vine Varieties - Single Cropped
Beef [pdf]Central San Joaquin Valley Madera/Fresno 2019 Cow/Calf Production, (200 Head), Owned and Rented Pasture
Beef [pdf]Central Coastsee map 2018 Cow - Calf Operation, 300 Head
Beef [pdf]Northern Sacramento Valleysee map 2017 Yearling/Stocker Production (300 Head)
Beef [pdf]Northern Sacramento Valleysee map 2017 Cow-Calf Production (300 Head)
Beef [pdf]Northern Sacramento Valleysee map 2017 Beef Cattle Finished on Grass (20 Head)
Beef [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Southsee map 2017 Cow/Calf Operation, 300 Head
Beef [pdf]San Francisco Bay Area–Public Landssee map 2017 Cow/Calf Production (100 Head)
Blackberries [pdf]Central Coast Santa Cruz/Monterey/San Benito 2018 Primocane bearing, Fresh Market
Blue Elderberry [pdf]Sacramento Valleysee map 2020 Multi-species Hedgerow with Tillage
Blue Elderberry [pdf]Sacramento Valleysee map 2020 High-density Hedgerow with Tillage
Blue Elderberry [pdf]Sacramento Valleysee map 2020 Hedgerow Without Tillage
Broccoli [pdf]Central Coast Santa Cruz/Monterey/San Benito 2017 Fresh Market
Cherries [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Northsee map 2017 Sweet Cherries, Fresh Market
Corn [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Southsee map 2015 Grain corn, furrow irrigated
Corn [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Northsee map 2015 Silage corn, conservation tillage
Corn [pdf]San Joaquin Valley North, Sacramento Valleysee map 2015 Field corn
Grapes/Raisins [pdf]San Joaquin Valley South, San Joaquin Valley Northsee map 2016 Dry-on-Vine, Open Gable Trellis System
Grapes/Raisins [pdf]San Joaquin Valley South, San Joaquin Valley Northsee map 2016 Dry-on-Vine, Overhead Trellis System
Grapes/Table [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Southsee map 2018 Flame Seedless, Early Maturing
Grapes/Table [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Southsee map 2018 Sheegene-21(Ivory™), Early Maturing
Grapes/Table [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Southsee map 2018 Scarlet Royal, Mid-season Maturing
Grapes/Table [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Southsee map 2018 Autumn King, Late Maturing
Grapes/Wine [pdf]San Joaquin Valley South Kern/Fresno/Tulare/Madera/Kings 2019 Red-Rubired, Establishment and Productio
Grapes/Wine [pdf]San Joaquin Valley South Madera/Fresno/Stanislaus/Merced 2019 Red-Cabernet Sauvignon, Establishment and Production
Grapes/Wine [pdf]San Joaquin Valley South Madera/Fresno/Stanislaus/Merced 2019 White-Chardonnay, Establishment and Production
Grapes/Wine [pdf]San Joaquin Valley South Kern/Fresno/Tulare/Madera/Kings 2019 White-Colombard, Establishment and Production
Grapes/Wine [pdf]North Coast Mendocino 2016 Biodynamic & organic production practices
Grapes/Wine [pdf]North Coast - Russian River Valley Sonoma 2016 Chardonnay & Pinot noir
Grapes/Wine [pdf]San Joaquin Valley North San Joaquin/Sacramento 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Crush District 11, Establishment and Production
Grapes/Wine [pdf]Intermountain - Sierra Nevadasee map 2015 Establish and produce a 5 acre bilateral cordon vineyard, red wine variety
Lemons [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Southsee map 2015 Establishment and production; low volume irrigation
Lettuce [pdf]Central Coast Santa Cruz/Monterey/San Benito 2019 Romaine Hearts
Lettuce [pdf]Central Coast Santa Cruz/Monterey/San Benito 2017 Iceberg (Head Lettuce), 80-inch beds
Olive Oil [pdf]Sacramento Valleysee map 2016 Establish high density orchard, oil production
Olives [pdf]Sacramento Valleysee map 2016 Table, Manzanillo variety, drip irrigation
Onions [pdf]Intermountain - Klamath Basin, Intermountain - Tulelake Basinsee map 2016 For dehydrating
Oranges [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Southsee map 2015 Establishment and production, Navels & Valencias, low volume irrigation
Orchardgrass Hay [pdf]Intermountain Lassen/Siskiyou/Shasta 2016 stablishment/production, small bales for horse feed industry, 300 acres
Pasture [pdf]Sierra Nevada Foothillsee map 2020 Establish (till) or Reestablish (no-till) and Production, Flood Irrigated
Pasture [pdf]Sierra Nevada Foothillsee map 2020 Production, Flood Irrigated
Pasture [pdf]Sacramento Valleysee map 2015 Production; flood irrigation
Pasture [pdf]Sacramento Valleysee map 2015 Establish or reestablishment and production; flood irrigation
Peaches [pdf]San Joaquin Valley North, San Joaquin Valley South, Sacramento Valleysee map 2017 Processing (Cling and Freestone), Extra-early Harvest
Peaches [pdf]San Joaquin Valley North, San Joaquin Valley South, Sacramento Valleysee map 2017 Processing (Cling and Freestone), Late Harvest, Establishment and Production
Pears [pdf]Sacramento Valley Yolo/Sacramento 2018 Sacramento River Delta, Green Bartlett
Pistachios [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Southsee map 2015 Low-volume irrigation
Plums [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Southsee map 2016 Fresh Market, Double Line Drip Irrigation, Establishment & Production
Potatoes [pdf]Intermountain - Klamath Basinsee map 2015 Chippers for processing
Potatoes [pdf]Intermountain - Klamath Basinsee map 2015 Fresh market
Prunes [pdf]Sacramento Valleysee map 2018 French variety, establishment and production
Raspberries [pdf]Central Coast Santa Cruz/Monterey/San Benito 2017 Establishment and production using tunnels. Primocane bearing
Rice [pdf]Sacramento Valleysee map 2015 Rice-only rotation, medium grain
Sorghum [pdf]San Joaquin Valley South, San Joaquin Valley Northsee map 2016 Grain Sorghum
Sorghum [pdf]San Joaquin Valley South, San Joaquin Valley Northsee map 2016 Sorghum Silage
Spinach [pdf]Central Coast Santa Cruz/Monterey/San Benito 2015 High density, sprinkler irrigated, 80-inch beds
Strawberries [pdf]Central Coast Santa Cruz/Monterey/San Benito 2019 Organic, Fresh Market
Strawberries [pdf]Central Coast Santa Cruz/Monterey 2016 Fresh Market
Sunflowers [pdf]Sacramento Valleysee map 2018 Hybrid Seed Production, Sub-surface Drip Irrigation
Tomatoes [pdf]San Joaquin Valley South Fresno 2018 Sub-surface Drip Irrigated (SDI)
Tomatoes [pdf]Sacramento Valley - Northern Delta see map 2017 Transplanted, Sub-surface Drip Irrigated (SDI)
Walnuts [pdf]Sacramento Valleysee map 2018 Establishment and Production, Chandler variety
Walnuts [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Northsee map 2017 Establishment and Production
Wheat [pdf]Sacramento Valleysee map 2016 Irrigated

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