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Tongyin Li and Guihong Bi

). Organically produced blueberries often have a price premium of 20% to 100% compared with conventionally produced blueberries ( DeVetter et al., 2015 ; Strik et al., 2017 ). There is an increasing interest in locally and organically produced fruits and

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Charles R. Hall, Benjamin L. Campbell, Bridget K. Behe, Chengyan Yue, Roberto G. Lopez and Jennifer H. Dennis

firms. If the point of differentiation of biodegradable containers can be successfully communicated to end users (making the demand for these products more inelastic), total revenue for industry firms will increase through any price premiums, even if

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Bridget K. Behe, Patricia T. Huddleston, Charles R. Hall, Hayk Khachatryan and Benjamin Campbell

, consumers who had higher state brand awareness were willing to pay more for branded plants. In their study, the two brands effectively differentiated products creating a price premium of ≈10%. Additionally, subjects aged 40–55 years were least likely to be

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Dan TerAvest, Jeffrey L. Smith, Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, David Granatstein, Lori Hoagland and John P. Reganold

Organic apple production has seen rapid expansion over the past 20 years because of consumer demand for fruit that has not been treated with synthetic fertilizers or pesticides and price premiums that growers can get for organic apples ( Granatstein

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Carl J. Rosen and Deborah L. Allan

. Dimitri, C. Greene, C. 2005 Price premiums hold on as U.S. organic produce market expands USDA Economic Res. Serv. VGS-308-01 Palm, C.A. Gachengo, C.N. Delve, R.J. Cadisch, G. Giller, K.E. 2001 Organic inputs for soil fertility management in tropical

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Mark Gaskell and Richard Smith

production for early- or late-season markets because of their associated price premiums. As a result, there may not always be an off-season period in which a GM crop could be used to add N or C to the system ( Tourte et al., 2003 ). Seasonal N uptake patterns

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Mina Vescera and Rebecca Nelson Brown

field planting, in hopes of getting an earlier harvest and capturing the associated price premium in the market ( Carey et al., 2009 ). In addition to increasing air temperature (and growth) in the crop canopy, high tunnels protect crops from chilling

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Kathleen Delate, Andrea McKern, Robert Turnbull, James T.S. Walker, Richard Volz, Allan White, Vincent Bus, Dave Rogers, Lyn Cole, Natalie How, Sarah Guernsey and Jason Johnston

at harvest ( Table 1 ). Limited incidence of codling moth (1.8% to 4.2% damaged fruits) and plum curculio (3.1% to 7.1% damaged fruits) was considered acceptable, because this will result in a 50% to 100% price premium at local markets, depending upon

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Emily K. Dixon, Bernadine C. Strik, Luis R. Valenzuela-Estrada and David R. Bryla

., 2008 ; USDA, 2010 ). Consumer demand for organic products has been steadily increasing, creating a price premium for organic fruit and strong interest in organic production systems. There is a growing body of research dedicated to blackberry growth and

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Heidi J. Johnson, Jed B. Colquhoun and Alvin J. Bussan

, C. Greene, C. 2005 Price premiums hold on as U.S. organic produce market expands U.S. Dept. Agr., Econ. Res. Serv. VGS-308-01. Organic Trade Association 2010 2007 OTA organic industry survey 25 July 2011. <