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]Sacramento Valley, San Joaquin Valley Northsee map 2015 Establish and produce; flood irrigation
Alfalfa [pdf]Sacramento Valley - Northern Delta see map 2014 Sub-surface drip irrigation
Alfalfa [pdf]San Joaquin Valley South, Sacramento Valley, Intermountain, San Joaquin Valley Northsee map 2013 ORGANIC, Establishment and Production, Hay
Alfalfa [pdf]Intermountain Siskiyou 2012 Establishment and production, Scott Valley - Mixed Irrigation
Alfalfa [pdf]Intermountain Siskiyou 2012 Establishment and production, Butte Valley - Center Pivot Irrigation
Almonds [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Northsee map 2016 Organic, solid set sprinkler irrigation
Almonds [pdf]Sacramento Valleysee map 2016 Establish and produce an orchard, micro-sprinkler irrigation
Almonds [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Northsee map 2016 Establish and produce an orchard, micro-sprinkler irrigation
Almonds [pdf]San Joaquin Valley South Tulare/Kern 2016 Establishment of orchard and almond production using conventional growing methods and double-line drip irrigation
Apples [pdf]Central Coast Santa Cruz 2014 Various varieties, organic
Apples [pdf]Central Coast Santa Cruz 2014 Various varieties, conventional
Asparagus [pdf]San Joaquin Valley North San Joaquin 2013 Fresh Market, Establishment and Production
Beans [pdf]Sacramento Valley, San Joaquin Valley Northsee 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]Sacramento Valley, San Joaquin Valley Northsee map 2016 Baby Lima
Beans [pdf]Sacramento Valley, San Joaquin Valley Northsee 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
Beans [pdf]San Joaquin Valley South Tulare 2013 Blackeye, Single Cropped
Beans [pdf]San Joaquin Valley South Tulare 2013 Blackeye, Double Cropped
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 2013 Fresh Market
Broccoli [pdf]Central Coast Santa Cruz/San Benito/Monterey 2017 Fresh Market
Broccoli [pdf]Central Coast San Luis Obispo 2012 Fresh Market, Production
Cabbage [pdf]South Coast Ventura 2012-2013 production
Celery [pdf]South Coast Ventura 2012-2013 production
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]Sacramento Valley, San Joaquin Valley Northsee map 2015 Field corn
Corn [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Southsee map 2012 Silage, Double Cropped
Cotton [pdf]San Joaquin Valley South, San Joaquin Valley Northsee map 2012 Acala; 30-inch rows
Cotton [pdf]San Joaquin Valley South, San Joaquin Valley Northsee map 2012 Pima; 30-inch rows
Cotton [pdf]San Joaquin Valley South, San Joaquin Valley Northsee map 2012 Transgenic herbicide-resistant, Acala
Grain Silage [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Southsee map 2013 Double cropped
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]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 Sacramento/San Joaquin 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
Grapes/Wine [pdf]Sacramento Valley Sacramento/Yolo 2013 Sacramento River Delta, District 17, Chardonnay, Establish and production
Grapes/Wine [pdf]North Coast Napa 2012 Establishment and production; Cabernet Sauvignon
Lemons [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Southsee map 2015 Establishment and production; low volume irrigation
Lettuce [pdf]Central Coast Santa Cruz/San Benito/Monterey 2017 Iceberg (Head Lettuce), 80-inch beds
Lettuce [pdf]Central Coast Santa Cruz/San Benito/Monterey 2015 Romaine hearts
Oat Hay [pdf]Sacramento Valleysee map 2012 Dryland
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]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 South, Sacramento Valley, San Joaquin Valley Northsee map 2017 Processing (Cling and Freestone), Extra-early Harvest
Peaches [pdf]San Joaquin Valley South, Sacramento Valley, San Joaquin Valley Northsee map 2017 Processing (Cling and Freestone), Late Harvest, Establishment and Production
Pears [pdf]Sacramento Valley Sacramento/Yolo 2018 Sacramento River Delta, Green Bartlett
Pears [pdf]Sacramento Valleysee map 2012 Golden Russet Bosc; ORGANIC
Pears [pdf]North Coast Lake/Mendocino 2012 Establishment and production, Green Bartlett
Peppers [pdf]South Coast Ventura 2012-2013 fresh bell pepper production
Peppers [pdf]South Coast Ventura 2012-2013 bell pepper production for processing
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 2012 Establishment and Production. Dried plums.
Raspberries [pdf]Central Coast Santa Cruz/San Benito/Monterey 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/San Benito/Monterey 2015 High density, sprinkler irrigated, 80-inch beds
Strawberries [pdf]Central Coast Santa Cruz/Monterey 2016 Fresh Market
Strawberries [pdf]Central Coast Santa Cruz/San Benito/Monterey 2014 Organic, fresh market
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]San Joaquin Valley Northsee map 2017 Establishment and Production
Walnuts [pdf]Sacramento Valleysee map 2015 Micro sprinkler irrigated
Walnuts [pdf]North Coast Lake 2013 Organic
Walnuts [pdf]Sacramento Valleysee map 2012 Establishment and Production. Micro-sprinkler irrigation.
Walnuts [pdf]North Coast Lake 2012 Chandler variety, Homesite
Wheat [pdf]Sacramento Valleysee map 2016 Irrigated
Wheat [pdf]San Joaquin Valley Southsee map 2013 Small Grain, Irrigated

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