Estimating production costs and profitability of strawberry genotypes in southeast Queensland using plant traits

Herrington, M. E., Wegener, M., Hardner, C., Woolcock, L. L. and Dieters, M. J. (2016). Estimating production costs and profitability of strawberry genotypes in southeast Queensland using plant traits. In: C. E. Finn and B. Mezzetti, XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): International Symposium on Micropropagation and In Vitro Techniques. XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): International Symposium on Micropropagation and In Vitro Techniques, Brisbane, Australia, (303-307). 17-22 August, 2014. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1117.49


Author Herrington, M. E.
Wegener, M.
Hardner, C.
Woolcock, L. L.
Dieters, M. J.
Title of paper Estimating production costs and profitability of strawberry genotypes in southeast Queensland using plant traits
Conference name XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): International Symposium on Micropropagation and In Vitro Techniques
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 17-22 August, 2014
Convener C.E. Finn, B. Mezzetti
Proceedings title XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): International Symposium on Micropropagation and In Vitro Techniques   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Acta Horticulturae   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Leuven, Belgium
Publisher International Society for Horticultural Science
Publication Year 2016
Year available 2016
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1117.49
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9789462611139
ISSN 0567-7572
2406-6168
Editor C. E. Finn
B. Mezzetti
Volume 1117
Start page 303
End page 307
Total pages 5
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
In Queensland the subtropical strawberry (Fragaria ×ananassa) breeding program aims to combine traits into new genotypes that increase production efficiency. The contribution of individual plant traits to cost and income under subtropical Queensland conditions has been investigated. The study adapted knowledge of traits and the production and marketing system to assess the economic impact (gross margin) of new cultivars on the system, with the overall goal of improving the profitability of the industry through the release of new strawberry cultivars. Genotypes varied widely in their effect on gross margin, from 48% above to 10% below the base value. The advantage of a new genotype was also affected by the proportion of total area allocated to the new genotype. The largest difference in gross margin between that at optimum allocation (8% increase in gross margin) and an all of industry allocation (20% decrease in gross margin) of area to the genotype was 28%. While in other cases the all of industry allocation was also the optimum allocation, with one genotype giving a 48% benefit in gross margin.
Keyword Fragaria × ananassa
Gross margin
Marketing
Profitability
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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