Agronomy and Horticulture Department


Date of this Version



HORTSCIENCE 26(2):201-203. 1991.


Copyright 1991 American Society for Horticultural Science. Used by Permission.


A microcomputer program has been developed to keep records on energy, labor costs, product pricing, and revenue predictions for greenhouse and nursery production. The program manages plant production data, potentially enabling the grower to improve production and profits. The grower can use the program to determine how much it costs to produce individual plants, to ascertain labor costs and where to reallocate employees. Advertising and other indirect costs can be included to determine cost of production on a per-plant or per-square-foot basis.