Leafy Greens Crop Guide

Estimated Cost $200 to $1500 per acre
Market Outlets Wholesale grocery store, farmers markets, roadside, resturants, food services
Market Potential Good
Yield Potential 6 to 12 per acres
Profit Potential $0 to $700 per acre
Adapted Areas Seasonal, statewide fall and early spring, South Texas winters
Labor Requirements 1 to 2 man-days per acre per cutting
Equipment Requirements Tractor, shredder, disk, bedder, cultivator, planter, insect/disease sprayer, herbicide sprayer and harvest wagon
Soil Requirements Well drained loamy soils
Water Requirements Low to moderate, 10 tp 15″ per season
Minimum Size 1 acre
Risk Factor Low to moderate
Other Limiting Factors Diseases and insects, limited number of approved pestacides
Comments Fast growing crop, can be harvested in 20- 60 days. Recut potential.

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