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This budget contains costs (preplant and site preparation, establishment and maintenance, and harvest and processing) and returns for the production and sale of ranunculus cut flowers that were grown in a field (14 feet by 40 feet). Production methods, yield, costs, and pricing were determined from Utah State University (USU) research trials, as well as feedback from Northern Utah producers. Typical production in Northern Utah is highly variable, with net returns influenced by labor costs, management practices, yield, stem length, and marketing success. Based on USU research trials, ranunculus results in an economic loss of $0.95 per square foot when grown as a field cut flower crop in Northern Utah and sold at wholesale pricing. Wasatch Front trials indicate greater yields are possible and potentially profitable, but growers should evaluate the risk and return potential for their unique situation.

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