[nafex] organic apple farming

Larry Stark larry at larrystark.com
Tue Sep 18 06:41:38 EDT 2001


Thought this may be of interest to you (plural):

Organic apple orchards could break even on operating costs 9 years 
after planting, compared to 15 years using conventional methods and 
16 years for integrated management, according to a study published in 
Nature. Soil quality ratings were much higher for organic and 
integrated systems, largely due to the addition of compost and mulch, 
said Wash. St. Univ. researcher John Reganold. He also found organic 
apple farming can raise profits, improve soil quality and produce 
sweeter, firmer fruit than conventional practices. 
http://www.nature.com/nature

Larry Stark
E 19620 Livermore Rd
Augusta WI 54722




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