Thursday, July 21, 2011

New OSU budget for Oregon growers

Researchers James  Julian, Bernadine Strik, and Wei Yang at Oregon State University have developed a new budget (April 2011) for blueberry growers in their state entitled: "Blueberry Economics: The Costs of Establishing and Producing Blueberries in the Willamette Valley".  While North Carolina growers cannot use this budget "as is" due to the many differences in our establishment and production practices, this is an excellent budget and it is interesting to see their budget assumptions, costs, and especially conclusions regarding economy of scale.