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Influence of plant traits on production costs and profitability of strawberry in southeast Queensland


  • Herrington, Mark E.
  • Wegener, Malcolm
  • Hardner, Craig
  • Woolcock, Louella L.
  • Dieters, Mark J.


In Queensland the subtropical strawberry (Fragaria×ananassa) breeding program aims to combine traits into novel genotypes that increase production efficiency. The contribution of individual plant traits to cost and income under subtropical Queensland conditions was investigated, with the overall goal of improving the profitability of the industry through the release of new strawberry cultivars. The study involved specifying the production and marketing system using three cultivars of strawberry that are currently widely grown annually in southeast Queensland, developing methods to assess the economic impact of changes to the system, and identifying plant traits that influence outcomes from the system.

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  • Herrington, Mark E. & Wegener, Malcolm & Hardner, Craig & Woolcock, Louella L. & Dieters, Mark J., 2012. "Influence of plant traits on production costs and profitability of strawberry in southeast Queensland," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 106(1), pages 23-32.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:agisys:v:106:y:2012:i:1:p:23-32
    DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2011.11.003

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    1. Wu, Feng & Guan, Zhengfei & Whitaker, Vance, 2015. "Optimizing yield distribution under biological and economic constraints: Florida strawberries as a model for perishable commodities," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 141(C), pages 113-120.


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