Efficiency in fruit marketing: Building and equipment replacement costs for pear and apple packing houses using hand trucks or fork-lifts
L. L. Sammet, California Agricultural Experiment Station
I. F. Davis, University of California College of Agriculture
California Agriculture 6(10):10-12. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v006n10p10.
Part V of a series of reports of studies on the effects of packing house equipment and work methods on efficiency and costs. The studies were made co-operatively by the University of California Ciannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics and the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, United States Department of Agriculture, under authority of the Research and Marketing Act.
L. L. Sammet is a Co-operative Agent of the California Agricultural Experiment Station and the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, United States Department of Agriculture; I. F. Davis is a Research Assistant in Agricultural Economics, University of California College of Agriculture, Berkeley;
A more detailed report on this topic is available, which provides data for estimating replacement costs for plants having different types of packing equipment, different proportions of cannery and packed fruit, and involving the use of different construction methods for the building. Agricultural Publicatwns, 22 Giannini Hall, University of California, Berkeley 4, California