Have You Checked Up on Vegetable Production Costs This Year?
El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.
Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.
English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.
Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.Collapse ▲
One of my favorite activities in the month of January, especially on the coldest days, is to check out the newest vegetable seed catalogs from my favorite companies. I like to look at all the new cultivars, check out new attributes such as disease resistance, and usually I get very excited thinking about the upcoming planting season. However, this year is a little different as those catalogs are not quite as fun to look at this year.
Most seed prices have increased considerably. Before you plan out your varieties of choice, or before you make the seed order, you may just want to pencil out the costs ahead of time this year.
I am also concerned that seed costs are not the only costs to be thinking about. Looking at the increased costs of many traditional inputs, it will be more important than ever to budget and plan for the upcoming vegetable production season. It may just be the difference between having a success or failure on the farm! Knowing what each specific vegetable crop will cost and weighing that against practical experience of what it will bring in may help you in deciding what to plant. It may be a good year to leave out some of the less profitable crops and consider planting the “more sure” alternatives.
If you would like assistance in making planting decisions, or planning for profitability in your vegetable production farming enterprise, I would like to remind you that we are here to help! Please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or Adam McCurry (firstname.lastname@example.org) our NC A&T Ag Technician. You can reach me by sending an email to email@example.com, or by calling the Yancey County Center at (828) 682-6186.