Assessing High Tunnel Production for Organic Berries

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The production of raspberries and blackberries in Arkansas is growing as more consumers demand a local supply of fresh, high quality fruit. Demand for these fresh berries still typically exceeds supply in much of the state particularly early and late in the production season.

Commercial production with high tunnels offers promise for those producers willing to make the necessary capital investment for early and/or late season production. Raspberry and blackberry interactive budgets can help producers in estimating the costs of production and in conducting what-if analyses around costs, revenues and production levels.

Contact:
Jennie Popp: jhpopp@uark.edu
Curt Rom: crom@uark.edu
Héctor Germán Rodríguez: hrodrig@uark.edu
Heather Friedrich: heatherf@uark.edu

Workbooks for Growers:

 

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