Horticulture Production Economics

Economic Contributions of the Green Industry in the Gulf of Mexico States

Assess the economic impacts of research and consumer preferences for vegetable, specialty crops, and floral production. Economic impact analysis shows the economic contribution the horticulture industry makes locally, region-wide, or nation-wide. This economic information is crucial in making private investment decisions, formulating government policy, and developing research and extension programs for the horticulture industry. For continued funding especially during reduced federal and state budgets, it is imperative to compare the costs of research on vegetable, specialty crops, and fruit production with the associated long-term benefits. 

As the value of horticulture production increases over time, it is expected that nursery and greenhouse growers will improve production efficiency, increase adoption of mechanized or automated production technologies, improve working conditions and workers’ safety, and enhance markets of horticulture products. Identifying the significant factors affecting the industry will improve our understanding of the overall decision-making process among nursery and greenhouse operations.
 
RESEARCH AND EXTENSION PUBLICATIONS 
  1. Socioeconomic Determinants of the Automation/Mechanization in Nurseries/Greenhouses
  2. Economic Impacts of Horticulture Research and Extension
  3. Consumer Preferences for Wreath Designs
  4. Horticultural Managers and Operators
  5. Computer Usage Among Nurseries and Greenhouses
  6. Blueberry Production 
  7. Melon and Vegetable Production
  8. Nursery and Greenhouse Production
  9. Green Industry in the Gulf of Mexico States
  10. Flower, Nursery Stock, and Florists' Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
  11. Nursery, Garden Center, and Farm Supply Stores
  12. Florists
  13. Landscaping Services
  14. Flower, Nursery Stock, and Florists' Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
  15. Fruit and Vegetable Markets
  16. Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Merchant Wholesalers​
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