Masters Theses

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Landscape Architecture

Major Professor

John W. Bay

Committee Members

Merton B. Badenhop, Hendrick van de Werken


The objective of this study was to develop an accurate means of computing total production and marketing cost incurred in propagating a woody ornamental cutting in Tennessee. A form developed by Oregon State University Agricultural Extension Service personnel was modified for production and marketing practices used by propagators in Middle Tennessee. Production and marketing costs were determined for three species of woody ornamental rooted cuttings produced by three commercial propagators.

Production and marketing costs per salable rooted cutting varied between species and among growers. Labor expense was the major cost in the total production and marketing cost per cutting. Both cash and non-cash costs were considered when computing production and marketing cost. Non-cash cost was a significant portion of the total production and marketing cost per salable rooted cutting.

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