Report: Current trends in organic tree fruit production
Kirby, Elizabeth M.
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Organic fruit production is the largest segment of organic farming in Washington State by acreage and farm-gate value. With depressed prices for conventional apples and pears, many growers have considered organic production as an alternative. Dramatic swings in organic tree fruit acreage in the state have occurred several times during the past decade, with changes exceeding 200% per year (increase or decrease) on several occasions.