The high-density orchard establishment study and the enterprise budgets are designed to work with AgProfit, a computer software program developed by Oregon State University, Washington State University, University of Arizona, and the University of ­California. AgProfit, a Windows-based program, allows growers to plug in their own data or use numbers from enterprise budgets as a default to make cropping decisions and compare numerous scenarios.

Clark Seavert, co-author of the OSU cherry high-density economics study and enterprise budgets, recommends that before investing in any long-term perennial crop, the potential investor use the AgProfit program to fully analyze the potential investment under varying price and yield scenarios to help decide if the potential investment is likely to be profitable and feasible.

The AgProfit program is available free at: