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Burning fields with fuel oil is currently the most practical method of pruning blueberries but is costly and destructive to the organic material on the surface of the soil. Fuel oil is a nonrenewable resource that is rapidly increasing in cost and, in the future, may become less readily available for this use. The need to develop alternative means of pruning lowbush bleuberries is evident. This bulletin compares the economics of six pruning procedures on operations of three sizes. The budgets are based on certain assumptions and costs which will change over time. The results will allow blueberry growers to compare procedures to determine which one is most economically feasible for their particular operation and its resources.

Document Type

Report

ISSN

0734-9548

Volume

780

Publication Date

1-1982

Publisher

Life Sciences and Agriculture Experiment Station

City

Orono

Keywords

Blueberries, pruning, costs, wild blueberry production

Disciplines

Agricultural and Resource Economics | Agronomy and Crop Sciences

B780: A Cost Analysis of Pruning Procedures in Lowbush Blueberry Production

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