Finding a cure for apple canker
Can we find a cure for apple canker? With the ability to affect up to 50% of orchards, this disease is a major problem for the apple industry. It is particularly prevalent in west Kent where there can be poor drainage. Current control methods can be expensive and time consuming for growers. This project is hoping to find new ways to control this disease, which will enable UK producers to reduce their losses, increase the volume of fruit available for market and improve profitability. Avalon Fresh is a marketing group based in Maidstone with over 30 top fruit growers, supplying most of the major supermarkets.