University of Reading launching another large-scale study to monitor fruit trees and climate

Scientists from the University of Reading in the UK will conduct the country’s largest-ever fruit tree monitoring project. It will include the observation of peach and apricot tree flowering dates for the first time.   FruitWatch aims to understand how climate impacts fruit tree blossoms. The effort is an interactive project that depends on the public’s help to […]

UK growers forced to chop down apple trees because of lack of profits

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After years of struggling with an increasingly challenging market, unpredictable climate, inflation, and lack of labour, some apple growers in England are seeing no profit and cutting down apple orchards.  This is the case for the southeast county of Kent “Garden of England,” where a family-owned apple farm that has been producing since 1882 will […]