Labor demand, productivity and overhead cost estimates for harvesting the 1990 strawberry crop
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Published by Agricultural Experiment Station, Oregon State University in Corvallis, Or .
Written in English


  • Strawberry industry -- Economic aspects -- Oregon.,
  • Strawberries -- Harvesting -- Economic aspects -- Oregon.,
  • Agricultural laborers -- Economic aspects -- Oregon.,
  • Alien labor -- Economic aspects -- Oregon.

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Statementby Robert Mason, Tim Cross and David Thomas.
SeriesSpecial report / Agricultural Experiment Station, Oregon State University -- 886, rev., Special report (Oregon State University. Agricultural Experiment Station) -- 886.
ContributionsCross, Timothy L., Thomas, David L., Oregon State University. Agricultural Experiment Station.
The Physical Object
Pagination25 p. ;
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16094259M

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