An Analysis of Apple Orchard Replanting Costs and Potential Profitability
In recent years many apple growers in Eastern New York have planted new orchards. Some have been planted on sites where orchards were recently removed, others have been planted on sites which have not been orchards for some time. While this planting and replanting has been extensive, there remain a large number of orchards with trees 30 years of age or older. Among the major concerns facing growers are when to replant these orchards, what are the replanting costs, and does the potential profitability of these plantings justify the cost? This publication provides answers to these questions. The tables within this publication were designed to encourage individual growers to make those changes needed to more closely represent their individual situations.
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Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University