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Convention Special – The Big Issue

Featured stories about orchard economics, apples, cherries and blueberries appear in this issue.

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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 been doing it for

Cherry economics

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Several new studies that look at the enterprise budgets of standard and high-density sweet cherry orchards and the economics of establishing a high-density sweet cherry

Good Point

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As a tree fruit grower in Washington state, you are involved in a risky business. Some years the dice roll your way, some they don’t.

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 establish a federal organic research

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 Information System. Headed by Michigan

The no-family dilemma

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You’ve invested your life in building a vineyard, winery, or other agricultural enterprise, producing a high-quality product with a topnotch reputation. For some, the business

Factors affecting profit

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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

Information is key

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As incoming president of the Washington State Horticultural Association, Jeff Cleveringa hopes to strengthen the association’s role in keeping growers informed. For over a century,

Newest AVA

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Cameron Fries of White Heron Cellars was one of several who worked to create the new Ancient Lakes AVA. Photo courtesy of White Heron Cellars

Cherries as berries

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The Korvan 7240 blueberry harvester was first demonstrated at the Clarksville Horticulture Experiment Station by Michigan State University’s team at the start of the research