December 2012 Issue

High-density economics

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Almost 20 years ago, horticulturists at Cornell University set out to develop a better orchard design and the economic data

The back story

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After the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and the breach of the Berlin Wall in 1989, countries like East

Blueberry grower tries new methods

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While Michigan is considered a natural for blueberry production because of the acid, sandy soils located in the moderated climate

How long can this last?

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Consumer demand for Honeycrisp apples is so intense and the return so high that growers can afford to spend the

Washington-Chile partnership

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Washington State fruit growers and packers Gebbers Farms of Brewster and Chelan Fruit Cooperative have purchased a 50-percent stake in

Good Point: Real estate activity by region

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Beginning in late 2011 and continuing into 2012, there’s been increased real estate activity in the Pacific Northwest, driven by

Red’s not dead

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Photo by Melissa Hansen

For the past 30 years, Red Delicious has been the poor relation of the apple family. Although

Nursery trees are selling fast

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Strong prices for apples during the past few seasons have prompted a spurt in orchard renewal and expansion, tree nurseries

Worried about labor

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Steve Hunt, the incoming president of the Michigan State Horticultural Society, grows only one kind of fruit—blueberries—about 110 acres worth.

He’s

Cherry enterprise budgets available

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Mike Omeg reminds growers not to get too hung up on the specifics.
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Oregon State University agricultural economists

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