FINANCIAL RESULTS OF HYDROPONIC FARMINGS OF VEGETABLES IN THE CENTRAL JAPAN

K. Kobayashi, Y. Monma, S. Keino, M. Yamada
This paper lists one year's financial results from nineteen vegetable hydroponic farms located in central Japan. The crops were tomatoes, cherry-tomatoes, cucumbers and Japanese hornwort and all were grown in glasshouses. Results indicated that there were wide variation per farm in a number of financial criteria studied. These included farm income, return per day for the operator (and family labor), and the ratio of net revenue to invested capital. The most successful farms had the largest glasshouse area with the highest gross sales. The least successful farms had the smallest glasshouse area but the highest total fixed costs. The successful futute of hydroponic farming will depend on increasing the volume of crop harvested at a low cost.
Kobayashi, K., Monma, Y., Keino, S. and Yamada, M. (1988). FINANCIAL RESULTS OF HYDROPONIC FARMINGS OF VEGETABLES IN THE CENTRAL JAPAN. Acta Hortic. 230, 337-342
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1988.230.44
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1988.230.44

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