- Author: Chuck Ingels
- Posted by: Gale Perez
The following article is from the UCCE Tree & Vine News newsletter (Jan. 2017).
*Chuck Ingels is a Farm Advisor with the UC Cooperative Extension Capitol Corridor, Sacramento County office.
According to the 2014 USDA-NASS Organic Survey, Washington State was the largest U.S. producer of organic apples, harvesting 429 million pounds (over 90% of U.S. fresh production) from about 14,000 acres, with an estimated farm gate crop value of $210 million. In Oct. 2016, I spoke at an organic orchard floor workshop held in Wenatchee, WA, that covered organic weed and nitrogen management (view a PDF of the...