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2009 Cost Estimates of Establishing and Producing Sweet Cherries in Washington
This concise fact sheet details what type of equipment, supplies, and labor need to be considered to grow one of Washington's most profitable crops. Tables indicate how expenses vary according to sta ...

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2010 Cost Estimates of Producing Bartlett Pears in the Yakima Valley, Washington
Cost estimation also varies with the intended use of the enterprise budget. The information in this publication serves as a general guide for a modern, well-managed Bartlett Pear orchard in Yakima Val ...

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FS028E
2010 Estimated Cost of Producing Hops in the Yakima Valley, Washington State
Growing hops requires substantial investment in infrastructure needed to support the vines. This fact sheet (and related spreadsheets) is a tool to help growers estimate the costs of establishing and ...

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2010 Estimated Cost of Producing Pears in North Central Washington
Cost estimation also varies with the intended use of the enterprise budget. The information in this publication serves as a general guide for a modern, well-managed winter pear orchard as of 2010. To ...

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Agritourism in Washington State: An Industry Profile
This report evaluates the motivations, impacts, and challenges faced by the farms in Washington as they relate to agritourism. We characterize agritourism entrepreneurship activities in 26 different ...

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PNW675
Best Management Practices for Construction of Sand-Based, Natural Athletic Fields for Football and Soccer
Sand-based, natural turfgrass and synthetic surfaces are the two best options for athletic fields in the rainy Pacific Northwest. Comparatively, natural fields are less expensive to construct and repl ...

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PNW676
Best Management Practices for Maintaining Sand-Based, Natural Grass Athletic Fields
This publication recommends specific ways to manage sand-based fields, which require more frequent fertilization, irrigation, and cultivation for proper maintenance than native soil fields. Replaces P ...

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PNW665
Break-even Analysis of Small-Scale Production of Pastured Organic Poultry
Data from five years of trials at Washington State University were used to compare costs and returns for pastured organic broilers using two strains of Cornish Cross meat birds, the industry standard. ...

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Business Structures for Small Farms: A Quick Guide
The business structure a small farm chooses has long-term implications worth careful consideration. The potential impacts of business structures include differences in federal taxation, vulnerability ...

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PNW667
Cherry Training Systems

Describes the seven major pruning systems used in commercial cherry tree orchards in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and Michigan. Includes overall goals and critical steps for major stages within each ...

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