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♦Place for Harvesters in Hard Cider
Carol Miles, an associate professor and associate scientist in the Horticulture Department of Washington State University, has been traveling the country to talk about her research project involving mechanized harvesting of apples used for hard cider, with good reason, too.
Fruit Growers News
♦ Michigan frost damage does not appear to be severe
Early indications are that Michigan’s apple crop escaped widespread damage from overnight frost May 13, particularly in the Fruit Ridge area north of Grand Rapids.
Good Fruit Grower (2013 Web Issue)
♦ Michigan apple growers urges to thin aggressively
As expected, the apple trees in Michigan are showing snowball bloom after freezes in 2012 gave them a year off from crop production. Michigan State University extension fruit educators are telling growers to take a “nibble thinning” approach to reduce crop load, or face a whopping crop this year, a small crop in 2014, and biennial bearing for years in the future. More...