[nafex] organic apple farming
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.
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