How to Determine the Potential to Increase Vegetable Yield through Estimating and Reducing Field Losses

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2017: $219,971.00
Projected End Date: 09/30/2020
Grant Recipient: North Carolina State University
Region: Southern
State: North Carolina
Principal Investigator:
Rebecca Dunning
North Carolina State University Horticulture
Vegetable growers can use many strategies to increase quality and yield. To boost productivity, they can optimize fertilization, irrigation, and pest and disease management, and they can plant improved varieties. An often overlooked method is to reduce field loss, which can amount to a significant portion of the harvested yield. This NC State Extension publication provides growers with a protocol for accurate estimation of product left in the field using in-field measurement. Accurate measurement is the foundation for making wise decisions about continuing the harvest.
Decision-making Tool, Fact Sheet
Lisa Johnson, North Carolina State University
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.