Free tools are available on the Internet to help tree fruit growers make financial decisions such as replanting and grafting to new varieties. To learn your cost of production, visit www.waclearing house.organd click on the Cost of Production Calculator link. Several decision making tools are also available on Oregon State University’s Web site at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/mcarec/decision_tools, including The Crop Profitability Analysis for help with long-term cropping –decisions, like replanting an orchard.
November 1, 2007
About the Author: Melissa Hansen
Melissa Hansen is the research program director for the Washington Wine Commission. Hansen previously was an associate editor at Good Fruit Grower from 1996 through 2015. Read her stories: Author Index