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Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center

Apple IPM Transition Project

Survey Results

2007 Field Season Consultant Survey

The first set of surveys went out to apple industry consultants in July 2008. The results are now available for viewing online here or you can download the report. Another consultant survey went out in January of 2010 asking about practices during the 2009 field season. The results of that survey are now available for viewing by clicking the link to the left.

Consultant Survey Results
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How many total apple orchard acres did you make recommendations for in 2007?*

 

Mean Acres Non-responses
1951.63 0

*1 comment = “+ or –“ for number of apple acres

 
Of the total apple orchard acres you made recommendations for in 2007, how many acres were in the following categories?
Categories Mean Acres Non-responses
Certified organic apples 217.59 1
Transition to certified organic apples 102.00 1
Organically managed apples, but not certified or in transition* 35.36 1

*1 comment = “?” for Organically managed apples but not certified or in transition

 

 
In what region are the apple orchards for which you make recommendations located?

 

Region Frequency Percent
Columbia Basin 20 50.0
Wenatchee 18 45.0
Okanogan 13 32.5
Lower Yakima Valley (Union Gap to Benton City) 11 27.5
Chelan/Manson 9 22.5
Upper Yakima Valley 8 22.5
Tri-Cities 7 17.5
Columbia Gorge 4 10.0
Ellensburg 1 2.5
Other (Douglas County) 1 2.5
Other (none) 1 2.5
Non-responses = 0

 
How many acres of the following other tree fruit crops did you make recommendations for in 2007?

 

Crop Mean conventional acres Mean transitional acres Mean certified organic acres Total Non-responses (respectively)
Peara 335.68 4.68 29.84 370.20 3, 9, 8
Cherry 380.62 14.13 21.16 415.91 3, 10, 8
Other (apricots, plums, wine grapes)b 42.80 7.14 0.38 50.32 30, 33, 32
Peach 14.31 1.29 4.67 20.27 4, 12, 10
Nectarine 10.61 1.82 3.50 15.93 4, 12, 10
Prune 3.06 0 0.34 3.40 10, 5, 11

a 1 comment – “A lot” on conventional acres of pear, but blank was left empty (so not reflected in mean)
b
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Mean number of acres of other tree fruit

 

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