Learn the importance and benefits of this postharvest practice to maintain quality fruit and production longevity.
While there are many suspected causes, it seems like bee decline is less about one factor and more about the interrelation of many different effects.
The top variety for decades, ‘Red Delicious’ is expected to be nosed out by ‘Gala’ this year, with ‘Honeycrisp’ — the antithesis of old variety’s often mealy texture — coming on strong.
The dominant variety might have been a money machine back in the day, but how many potential consumers were turned off by flavorless, mealy fruit?
A study by the University of California found that applying nitrogen to a well-managed, productive orchard after harvest did not improve almond yield the next year.