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Quebec orchards worry blight could spell bad apple season

July 27, 2016  By CBC News

July 25, 2016, Mont-Saint-Gregoire, Que – For apple farmer Mélanie Charbonneau, it’s a worrying year for her Mont-Saint-Grégoire orchard.

“The apple is the most important production that we have here,” she said, adding that her orchard welcomes up to 10,000 apple pickers in the fall.

But now, Quebec’s ministry of environment is urging producers to be vigilant of a fire blight epidemic that’s hitting some of the province’s orchards. READ MORE


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