2010 cost estimates of establishing and producing organic apples in washington
Galinato, Suzette P.
Taylor, Mykel R.
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Production costs and returns vary greatly for any particular orchard operation due to case-specific capital, labor, and natural resources; crop yields; type and size of machinery implements; input prices; cultural practices; commodity prices; operation size; and management skills. Cost estimation also varies with the intended use of the enterprise budget. The information in this publication serves as a general guide for projecting costs and returns of a certified organic apple enterprise in Washington State. To avoid drawing unwarranted conclusions about any particular orchard or group of orchards, the reader is asked to closely examine the assumptions made and adjust the costs and/or returns as appropriate for the situation.