fire blight http://wrvo.org en Fighting fire blight in New York's apple industry http://wrvo.org/post/fighting-fire-blight-new-yorks-apple-industry-0 <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>New York is the second biggest apple producing state in the country. But, last year production dropped dramatically due to a warmer winter, early blooms, and harsh spring frosts. The total production from the state plummeted from 1.2 million pounds in 2011, to just 710,000 pounds in 2012. But, weather isn’t the only challenge growers are contending with. Tue, 21 May 2013 12:25:44 +0000 Kate O'Connell 38181 at http://wrvo.org Fighting fire blight in New York's apple industry