The computer model CATCH (Computer Analysis of Tobacco Cutting and Housing) was developed to provide the individual tobacco producer with management information concerning alternative methods of harvesting burley tobacco. CATCH utilizes specific producer in-puts to analyze 24 alternative burley production systems and presents up to four economic rankings containing costs, equipment and labor for each system. The economic rankings aid the producer in decision making with regard to his own operation.

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Published in Transactions of the ASAE, v. 23, issue 4, p. 805-809.

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Research reported in this paper was made possible by a grant from the Council for Burley Tobacco.

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This paper is published with the approval of the Director of the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station and designated as Paper No. 79-2-61.