The increasingly erratic UK climate means that soil moisture levels are frequently sub-optimal.
Since the 1980s breeding of new scion and rootstock varieties at EMR has been partly funded by MAFF/Defra and partly by the industry through the East Malling Apple and Pear Breeding Club (APBC), a
Horticulture LINK project: HL 0194
Powdery mildew in apple is a regular problem in many orchards. Conventional control relies on synthetic fungicides and cultural practices such as cutting out primary mildew.
Mouldy core is an internal dry rot of apples that is generally confined to the core area or the flesh immediately around the core.
AHDB Horticulture Cost: £33, 631