Where is it? http://extecon.wsu.edu/pages/Enterprise_Budgets
Cost Estimates of Establishing and Producing Sweetheart Cherries are available in both Excel and PDF http://extecon.wsu.edu/pages/Enterprise_Budgets
Assumptions for Sweet Cherry Study Sweetheart on Mazzard rootstock Block size: 10 acres Orchard size: 150 acres Irrigation system Overhead and under tree drip sprinklers Public irrigation district Architecture Two dimensional system (planar canopy), randomly trained w/18-in radius from tree center In-row space: 10 feet Between row: 16 feet Life of planting: 25 years Density: 272 trees per acre
Summary of Costs Sweetheart Cherries by Categories ($/acre) Fixed Costs
Estimated Net Returns per Acre at Various Prices and Yield – Sweetheart Cherries Price ($/ton) Yield (tons/acre) 8001,6002,4003,2004,000 2 -6,379-4,779-3,179-1,57921 4 -6,060-2,8603403,5406,740 6 -5,742-9423,8588,65813,458 8 -5,4249767,37613,77620,176 10 -5,1062,89410,89418,89426,894 12 -4,7884,81214,41224,01233,612  Includes amortized establishment costs.
Cost Estimates of Establishing and Producing Gala apples are available in both Excel and PDF http://extecon.wsu.edu/pages/Enterprise_Budgets
Assumptions for Gala Study Gala on 9 series Dwarf rootstock Block size: 40 acres Orchard size: 160 acres Irrigation system Overhead and under tree drip sprinklers Public irrigation district Architecture Two dimensional system (planar canopy), randomly trained w/18-in radius from tree center In-row space: 4 feet Between row: 10 feet Life of planting: 15 years Density: 1,089 trees per acre
Summary of Costs By Categories ($/acre) Fixed Costs
Estimated Net Returns per Acre at Various Prices and Yield - Gala Price ($/bin) Yield (bins/acre) 200225250275300 35 -3,193-2,318-1,443-568306 40 -2,381-1,381-3816181,618 45 -1,569-4446801,8052,930 50 -7574921,7422,9924,242 55 1,4302,8054,1805,555 60 8672,3673,8675,3676,867  Includes amortized establishment costs.  Assumes pack-out of 20 packs/bin (all grades) and 925 lb/bin
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REMEMBER: Use of These Budgets Growers –Starting point for comparison and creation of own budgets Policy makers –Educational tool for understanding the different cost centers in tree fruit production Lenders and investors –Illustration on operating loans and projected costs and returns Other researchers –Financial feasibility of new technologies
Thank You R. Karina Gallardo Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, School of Economic Sciences 1100 N. Western Ave. Wenatchee, WA E-mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (509) 663–8181 x 261 Mykel Taylor Washington State University School of Economic Sciences 103C Hulbert Hall Pullman, WA E-mail: email@example.com Phone: (509) 335-8503
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