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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Keywords

Peaches, Plums, Apricots, Production possibilities, Western Australia

First Page Number

19

Last Page Number

21

Abstract

Over the 10 year period from 1966/67 to 1975/76, stonefruit production has not greatly expanded. The area planted has declined and the number of young, non-bearing trees also has declined.

Trends in the price ofsdtonefriut for the past decsde have revealed no real improvement on local or export markets but it is unlikely that these trends will continue. While costs will continue to rise, profitability of stonefruit is likely to be helped by cost saving techniques. Mechanical equipment changes and changes to management techniques will mean reduced management costs.

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