- Tree density has a highly significant positive effect on yield.
- Tree density has a highly significant effect on trunk diameter.
- Profitability increases with increasing tree density up to 1,000 trees per acre.
- Fruit yield has a large effect on profitability.
- Fruit price has the greatest effect on profitability.
- With high fruit prices, the optimum density is high.
- Regardless of land cost or interest rate, the optimum density is about 1,000 trees per acre.
- At high planting densities, tree price has a large impact on profitability.
- Higher density systems reach full production more quickly.
- Higher density orchards do not ultimately produce higher yields per acre.
- Higher tree densities usually bring higher investment and higher risk.
- The best combination of high profitability without excessive risk is achieved by the tall spindle system for fresh fruit blocks and vertical axis for lower-priced or processing blocks.
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Fruit will be available for tasting Monday July 6th 2-4pm at WSU Extension-Yakima*. A summary of the storage performance of the 2014 season fruit will be presented at 2.30pm. Ines Hanrahan, Tom [...]
Fruit will be available for tasting Monday July 6th 2-4pm at WSU Extension-Yakima*.
A summary of the storage performance of the 2014 season fruit will be presented at 2.30pm.
Ines Hanrahan, Tom Auvil, Kate Evans
*WSU Extension-Yakima, 2403 S 18th St., Suite 100, Union Gap, WA 98903
Take Exit 36 off I-82, use the immediate right out of the roundabout that feeds Rudkin Rd (along I-82), turn left onto Rainier Place (before the Best Western Ahtanum hotel) Turn right onto S18th street. The parking lot fronts S 18th street. The building set back considerably from S 18th.
Building is behind the Arco / Pacific Pride fuel station and Union Gap Police station on the right on the backside of TJ Maxx.
(Monday) 2:30 pm
Washington State University