Elderberry Financial Decision Support Tool

By Debi Kelly on 24 Jun 2017

The Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri offers various support tools to help prospective producers make decisions about establishment and management techniques for different alternative crops.
The newest tool, available online, is the Elderberry Financial Decision Support Tool.  Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) is a versatile, easily-grown native shrub for the Midwest and is well-suited to riparian forest buffers and alley cropping.
The Elderberry Financial Decision Support Tool is an Excel (©Microsoft Corporation)-based model that allows the user to select multiple options from a list of the most common establishment, management, harvesting and marketing techniques to determine the methods that will generate the best economic returns.