Assessing High Tunnel Production for Organic Berries
The production of raspberries and blackberries in Arkansas is growing asconsumers 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.
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.
Workbooks for Growers:
Missouri Organic Association: Feb. 6-8, 2015, Springfield, MO.
Horticulture Industry Show: Jan. 16 & 17, 2015, Ft. Smith, Ark.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:
Rodríguez, H.G., J. Popp, M. Thomsen, H. Friedrich, and C. Rom. 2012. Economic analysis of investing in primocane blackberry production in northwestern Arkansas. HortTechnology. 22(2):245‐251.
Rodriguez, G.H., J. Popp, C. Rom, H. Friedrich and J. McAffee. 2014. An Interactive Economic Decision Support Toll for Risk an Return Analysis of Organic Apple Production. HortTechnology December 2014 vol. 24 no. 6 757-770.