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Labor requirements for producing certain California subtropical fruits by Wallace Sullivan

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Published by University of California, College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station in Berkeley, Calif .
Written in English


  • Tropical fruit industry

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Edition Notes

StatementWallace Sullivan, J.C. Johnston, and I.J. Condit
SeriesLithoprint series (California Agricultural Experiment Station) -- 36.
ContributionsCalifornia Agricultural Experiment Station, Johnston, J. C. (John Clark), 1892-, Condit, Ira J. (Ira Judson), b. 1883
The Physical Object
Pagination2 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25397096M

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California’s 77, farms produce more than commodities, and two-thirds of the nation’s fruits and nuts. About one-quarter of what California produces is exported around the world. Today California, Washington and Oregon include one of the largest fruit-producing areas of the world. In temperate climates fruits are considered more as an agreeable addition to the diet than as a staple food. However, in tropical areas fruits may often be the main, and even the only, source of food. Tropical and sub-tropical fruits have gained significant importance in global commerce. This book examines recent developments in the area of fruit technology including: postharvest physiology and storage; novel processing technologies applied to fruits; and in-depth coverage on processing, packaging, and nutritional quality of tropical and sub-tropical fruits. farm sales of $35 billion. California dominates U.S. production of these crops and currently accounts for about half of the U.S. fresh vegetable production and about half of total fruit production. Many of these fruits and vegetables are labor intensive; labor costs for fruit and veg­ etables average 42% of variable produc­ tion costs.