Organic and Conventional Peach Production and Economics Academic Article uri icon


  • A two year study was undertaken to compare organic peach (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch) production with conventional production. Peach trees treated with nitrogen containing fertilizers (dairy manure and NH4NOJ) were more vigorous, productive, and cold hardy than trees treated · with an organic seaweed product or the nontreated controls. Organic production inputs were more costly than conventional inputs. however, these greater costs were more than compensated for by high market prices which lead to higher net returns for organically produced peaches. A taste test found no significant preference for either organic or conventional peaches. © 1985 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

published proceedings

  • Biological Agriculture & Horticulture

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Rader, John S||Walser, Ronald H||Williams, C Frank||Davis, Tim D

publication date

  • January 1985