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This publication assesses the profitability of edamame based on production data from Virginia Tech's Kentland Farm and enterprise budgets based on these data. Edamame can present the opportunity for a high-margin crop that is suitable for farms on small acreages. Edamame can generate high gross revenues, but labor and harvest damage present major costs. However, edamame represent a solid option for farmers with limited access to land or capital.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
July 15, 2019