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Dessert apples and pears: 1973 and after. Studies in the economics of fruit farming. Report No.13



Dessert apples and pears: 1973 and after. Studies in the economics of fruit farming. Report No.13



Report, Agricultural Enterprise Studies in England and Wales, Wye College, University of London (34): 92



On a sample of 33 farms in the southern half of England the yield per ha. of dessert apples (with pears) in 1973 was 13.4 tonnes (282 bushels an acre) - an increase over the yield in 1972 of 57%. As marketed by various means, growers realized pounds-sterling 1,342 per ha. ( pounds-sterling 537 an acre) for the crop, out of which an average pounds-sterling 250 per ha. ( pounds-sterling 100 an acre) remained as Management and Investment Income.

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