apple orchardThis summer’s hot temperatures and lack of moisture has caused all types of issues for orchards in the Midwest. I wasn’t aware that apples could get sunburned.

Check out this news story.

Also, check out this story of another story regarding another midwest orchard which is dealing with the drought.

By looking closer at stories like these, it is interesting to see the various techniques that are implemented to help deal with conditions facing growers.  It should also be stated that orchards with irrigation systems are in much better shape than these two examples which deal with dry-ground conditions.
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