December 2012 Issue

New research orchard structures

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Cravo roof in a closed position.
PHOTO COURTESY OF CRAVO

New protected orchard structures were installed last spring at Michigan State University’s

Use AgProfit to customize data

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The high-density orchard establishment study and the enterprise budgets are designed to work with AgProfit, a computer software program developed

Organic trade association seeks input

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The Organic Trade Association is holding town-hall forums across the country to gather industry thoughts about the association’s proposal to

Land is scarce and costly

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Farmland has become scarce and expensive as growers plow their profits back into their operations.

Tree fruit growers who have been

High-density cherry orchard economics

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Planting a high-density cherry orchard, with its earlier production and potential for higher yields at maturity, is one of the

Cherry research needed

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Washington cherry and stone fruit growers will have another opportunity in the coming weeks to vote on a special assessment

Yields are critical

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In economic study of the costs of establishing, producing, and packing Honeycrisp apples in Washington State underlines the importance of

Transition brings uncertainty

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Kevin Moore
Courtesy of University of Missouri, Columbia

In a family farm business, there’s often the hope or expectation that the next

Cost of growing Reds

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A new economic study from Washington State University estimates the variable costs  of producing Red Delicious in a mature orchard

Over-the-row research

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Research evaluating over-the-row tart cherry harvesting was funded in 2008 as a five-year project by USDA’s Research, Education, and Economics

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