Research Station Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil, CH-8820 Wädenswil

International comparison in apple production

Within the ISAFRUIT project, important production-related (for example yield and grading results) and economic (working hours and producer prices) dimensions were compared between Switzerland and main apple growing EU countries. Producer prices and labor costs are higher in Switzerland than in European Union. Apple surfaces per farm are clearly smaller in Switzerland. Dependent on the cultivar, yield and grading results may differ between Switzerland and the EU countries considered.

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