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The belief among some conventional apple growers that it is not possible to reliably produce profitable yields of good quality apples under an organic system in Western Australia is being reconsidered. There are now very good examples of successful commercial organic apple orchards in many parts of the world, including WA. The organic production systems developed by these dedicated growers are showing that yields and quality are comparable to conventional systems.
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Organic farming, Organic foods, Economic analysis, Integrated pest management, Biological control, Pest control, Organic culture, Plant disease control, Western Australia
Agronomy and Crop Sciences | Fruit Science
McCoy, S. (2007), Organic apples a production guide. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4715.
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