An economic analysis of the carnation industry in the United States
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An economic analysis of the carnation industry in the United States was conducted by mail questionnaires surveying growers, shippers, and wholesalers. Production costs, total revenues, investments, types of greenhouses, methods of financing, plant densities, flower yields, management and other cultural problems, and climatic factors were determined for seven production areas. Western production areas, such as California and Colorado were shown to have the advantages of higher production, producing at relatively less cost per unit, and capabilities of supplying all national markets by fast air ...