Tree Fruit Economics

Washington State is blessed by climate as one of the top tree fruit producing regions in the world. Washington growers feed consumer demand in not only the United States, but also in export markets throughout the World. However, the world market for tree fruits is highly competitive. Effective economic knowledge is integral to both the Washington growers’ profitabilty and consumers’ satisfaction.

 

Apples

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Adoption of Labor-Enhancing Technologies by the Specialty Crop Agriculture: The Case of the Washington Apple IndustryGallardo, Brady2015pdf
Crop Load Management and the Market Profitability of ‘Honeycrisp’.Gallardo, Hanrahan, Hong, Luby2015pdf
An Investigation of United States Apple Producers Trait Prioritization Evidence from Audience SurveysYue, Gallardo, Luby, Rihn, McFerson, McCracken, Bedford, Brown, Evans, Weebadde, Sebolt, Iezzoni2013pdf
Willingness to Pay for Pesticides’ Environmental Features and Social Desirability Bias: The Case of Apple and Pear GrowersGallardo, Wang2013pdf
2011 Cost Estimates of Establishing, Producing and Packing Honeycrisp Apples in WashingtonGalinato, Gallardo2012pdf,
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2012 Cost Estimates of Establishing, Producing, and Packing Red Delicious Apples in WashingtonGallardo, Galinato2012pdf,
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2009 Cost Estimates of Establishing and Producing Gala Apples in WashingtonGallardo, Taylor, Hinman2010pdf,
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Impacts of Azinphos-Methyl Ban on the Apple Industry and Washington StateCassey, Galinato, Taylor2010pdf

(archived from WSU Agribusiness website)

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Market Price Analysis for Washington Organic Apples and Pears in 2003-2006Wang2007Web page
Organic Apple Price in Response to Crop Size Supplied to the MarketWang2006Web page
Organic Apple Production in Washington State: an Input-Output AnalysisMon, Holland2005Web page
A Brief Look at the Washington Apple IndustrySchotzko, Granatstein2004Web page,
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Use Packouts to Evaluate Orchard PracticesSchotzko2004Web page,
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A Cost of Production Analysis of Conventional vs. Integrated vs. Organic Apple Production Systems, 2002Glover, Hinman, Reganold, Andrews2002pdf
Projecting Crop SizeSchotzko2002Web page,
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Measuring the Effects of Generic Price and Non-Price Promotional Activities: the Case of Washington Applesvan Voorthuizen, Schotzko, Mittelhammerpdf
Measuring the Apple Industry from the 2002 Census of AgricultureSchotzkopdf
Apple Outlook, 2002 CropSchotzkoWeb page,
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Per Acre Receipts for Red Delicious and GalaSchotzkoWeb page,
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Pears

TitleAuthorDateLink
Willingness to Pay for Optimal Anjou Pears QualityGallardo, Kupferman, Colonna2011pdf
2010 Estimated Cost of Producing Pears in North Central WashingtonGalinato, Gallardo2011pdf
2010 Cost Estimates of Producing Bartlett Pears in the Yakima Valley, WashingtonGalinato, Gallardo2011pdf
Consumers Willingness to Pay for Treatment-Induced Quality Attributes in Anjou PearsZhang, Gallardo, McCluskey, Kupferman2010pdf

(archived from WSU Agribusiness website)

TitleAuthorDateLink
Market Price Analysis for Washington Organic Apples and Pears in 2003-2006Wang, GeWeb page,
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Effect of Size and Grade on Profitability of Marketing D'Anjou PearsSchotzko, Mittelhammer, Gutmanpdf

Cherries

TitleAuthorDateLink
An Evaluation of U.S. Tart and Sweet Cherry Producers Trait Prioritization-Evidence from Audience SurveysYue, Gallardo, Luby, Rihn, McFerson, McCracken, Oraguzie, Weebadde, Sebolt, Iezzoni2014pdf
Cost of Establishing and Producing Sweet Cherries in Central Washington in 2007Hinman, Hoheisel  2007pdf
2009 Cost Estimates of Establishing and Producing Sweet Cherries in WashingtonGalinato,  Gallardo, Taylor  2010pdf,
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(archived from WSU Agribusiness website)

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Cost of Establishing and Producing Sweet Cherries in Central Washington in 2003Hinman,Watson  2003Web page,
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Cost of Establishing and Producing Sweet Cherries in Central Washington in 1998Hinman,Watson  1998pdf

Contact Info

Karina Gallardo

Email Address:
karina_gallardo@wsu.edu

Office Location:
Puyallup Research and Extension Center
Kalkus 109D
Office phone: (253) 445-4584

USDA-ERS

Fruit and Tree Nuts Briefing Room

AgTools Online Workshop forTree Fruits

AgTools™ Academy features an online workshop to explore the financial realities of orchard renewal strategies. The agenda includes a brief overview of the AgTools suite of software, benchmark production costs for three apple varieties, and the case study of Smith Apple Farms, where we present on a dilemma faced a family owned apple operation. The panel of lenders discuss what is required for a successful loan and how they see the situation of Smith Apple Farms.

To access this workshop click here.

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