Fruit production: Basic guidelines for farming with apples

The demand for apples remains high the world over. Here are some basic guidelines to produce this popular fruit. The main wild apple species, whose genetic composition contributes to modern apple cultivars, originated in Central Asia. Marco Polo’s journeys to the East and the establishment of the silk routes led…

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Disease knocks Ethiopia’s apple production

An ambitious programme to farm apples in Ethiopia has been set back by diseases and pests. The worst affected was the Tigray region, where farmers were earning substantial income from apple production. According to the Tigray Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), the spread of diseases was largely to lack of knowledge…

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