HOW TO DEFINE PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF VEGETABLES FROM SOWING TO HARVESTING AT VARIOUS TIMES OF THE YEAR AND BY VARIOUS CULTIVATION METHODS

W. Rothenburger
What we understand by a production process is the cultivation of a species of vegetable from a particular starting-point by a definite work schedule. The work schedules in this case represent human interference with plant growth. There are no natural limits to the concept of a production process. For example, the production process for spinach usually comprises its cultivation from sowing to harvest, but there is no reason why it should not also include harvesting of the seed and storing it until it is sold to the user. It is thus particularly important in explaining the concept of a production process to define it clearly and concisely; to draw up such a definition we need a set of data which, in point of fact, are less important to the grower than to the horticultural economist. The grower will be more interested in the data relating to the stages of plant growth, while the economist is concentrating on the financial aspects.
Rothenburger, W. (1973). HOW TO DEFINE PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF VEGETABLES FROM SOWING TO HARVESTING AT VARIOUS TIMES OF THE YEAR AND BY VARIOUS CULTIVATION METHODS. Acta Hortic. 27, 23-43
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1973.27.2
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1973.27.2

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