Final Report for FNE02-439
Note to readers, attached is the complete final report for FNE02-439.
The garlic harvest is split 50/50 amongst the share-crop farmers. The reasoning being, seed garlic is provided by the project leader, planting is shared, weeding is the responsibility of the farmer on whose farm the garlic is planted, also the storage of the garlic remained on the farm where it was planted until ready to be divided between the farmers and harvesting is shared.
A total of 120 lbs were planted, a total of 350 lbs were harvested, this was a yield of 2.92x (between all 3 farms involved). The usual yield for garlic is up to 10x, but we feel our weather-related problems contributed to this decreased yield for this past season. At one farm, there was almost a yield of 8x and at another farm, a total loss.
About 70 lbs of garlic was placed in the value-added program with the garlic braids, swags and wreaths being made through a cooperative effort with local county extension service and country master gardeners. The garlic harvested off the farm placed into the value-added program was also split 50/50 after the braids were made. This allowed the share-crop farmers to not only share in the harvest but share in the value-added program as well.