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"Nursery Costs CD"

by Ronald A. de Fossard

CD only, 2007, With interactive spreadsheets. $89.00 + shipping ($1.50, U.S. or $4.50 Elsewhere)

CONTENTS

Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction


1.1 Overheads
1.2 Growing Areas
1.3 Types of Propagules
1.3.1 The Cost of Seeds and Sowing
1.3.2 The Cost of Cuttings
1.3.3 The Cost of Micropropagated Propagules
1.4 Stages in Growth
1.5 Containers and Mixes
1.5.1 The Cost of Containers and Mix for Propagules for the Establishment Stage (Stage I)
1.5.2 The Cost of Containers and Mix for Plants for the First Tramsplant Stage (Stage II)
1.5.3 The Cost of Containers and Mix for Plants for the Second Transplant Stage (Stage III)
1.6 Labor
1.7 Losses
1.8 Overview of Methods of Cost Analyses

2.1 Overheads
2.2 Growing Areas
2.3 Components in Cost of Production in the Greenhouse Format for Calculating the Cost of Production of Seed-Propagated Plant
2.4 Constructing a Table of Costs of Production for Sta ge-III Plants
2.5 Summary

3.1 Overheads, Growing Areas and Occupancy
3.2 Overheads, Growing Areas and Occupancy in a Nursery with a Retail Outlet as Well as a Greenhouse, a Shadhouse and a Field for Wholesale
3.3 Overheads, Growing Areas and Occupancy in a Nursery with Differences within One or More of its Main Sections
3.4 Distinguishing between Direct and Indirect Labour

4.1 Overhead Profile
4.2 The Effect of Inaccuracies in an Overhead Profile
4.3 The Effect of Losses on the Cost of Production
4.4 The Effect of Different Spacings of Containers on the Cost of Production of Plants
4.5 The Effect of Different Container Sized and Spacings on the Cost of Production of Plants

5.1 Effect of Cost of Cuttings on Production Cost of Plants
5.2 Effect of Losses of Cuttings in the Establishment Stage (Stage-I) on Production Costs of Plants at the End of Stages-I, -II and -III
5.3 What if One of the Growing Stages were Omitted?
5.4 What if twice as many cuttings were placed in each seed-tray, and what if the potting mix costs were halved?
5.5 What if it had been planned to sell plants in 140mm pots after 8 weeks growth in Stage-III but they did not sell until 8 weeks later?
5.6 Calculating the merits of growing plants in smaller pots

6.1 The format for cost of production of plants from Micropropagated material
6.2 The effect of initial cost of cultures on the cost of production of plants
6.3 The effect of losses in the establishment stage on the cost of production of plants at the end of e ach of Stages-I, -II and -III.
6.4 The effect of dividing cultures either at the time of de-flasking or at the end of the establishment stage or at both times into more than one "Unit" per culture
6.5 The effect of de-flasking rates on cost of production of plants at the end of Stages-I, -II and -III

7.1 Step-by-Step Procedures in Calculating the Cost of Production of Plants
7.2 Decreasing the Cost of Production of Plants
Overheads and Occupancy
Plant Losses
Container Sizes and Spacings
Cost of Propagules
Delays in Selling Plants
7.3 Take-Home Lessons

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