[NAFEX] Organic vs Standard Spray Programs

Jim Fruth jfruth at tds.net
Thu Apr 10 09:14:00 EDT 2008


Dennis Norton wrote, quoting an IPM article from Cornell, "Pest control 
costs per bushel were $2.98 for fruit from the organic block compared with 
$0.76 for the standard."

    Bagging apples costs me about $1.25 per bushel, including paid labor. 
This figure is actually less considering that we bag the apples when we thin 
them so my cost per bushel is skewed.  Maybe someone should tell the Cornell 
people about bagging apples.

Jim Fruth
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Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
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