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The Journal gives a weekly update on events in our English apple orchards, using pictures and video clips to follow seasonal activities and giving the consumer a level of detail not available from any other source.

 

All aspects of growing, harvesting, storage, grading, packing and marketing are included enabling consumers to understand the challenges English growers face in supplying our sophisticated market place.

 

 

22 March 2019 - Are we up a Gum Tree?

 

With Brexit spiralling into a complete mess, it is difficult for those of us who do not fully understand the complexities of a soft Brexit (whatever that means) and a hard Brexit (feared by many - but not by those desperate to leap into the apparent unknown,) I like many get more confused each day (no sorry, each hour of each day).

 

"Up a Gum Tree" The phrase originated as 'like a possum up a gum tree' and interpretations of this account for the variety of meaning. The allusion is to possums escaping up trees after being chased by hounds.

 

 

 

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15 March 2019 - The English Apple Man in a Community Orchard

 

The English Apple Man joined members of the Capel Parish last Saturday, as they set about pruning their Community orchard, under the guidance of Roger Worraker.

 

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08 March 2019 - Life is a series of mysteries

 

Do you ever wonder about the mysteries of life?

 

Virus's and Bacteria are embedded in the fabric of life.

 

Viruses are the smallest and simplest life form known.

 

The biggest difference between viruses and bacteria is that viruses must have a living host!

 

Antibiotics cannot kill viruses, but can kill most bacteria.

 

Bacterial Canker the scourge of many 'tree fruit' trees may be challenged by the use of 'phages'

 

Bacteriophage, phage(noun) a virus that is parasitic (reproduces itself) in bacteria. "phage uses the bacterium's machinery and energy to produce more phage until the bacterium is destroyed and phage is released to invade surrounding bacteria".

 

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01 March 2019 - Time Marches on!

 

March is here; its the first day of Spring!

 

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22 February 2019 - Haygrove Evolution - John Breach and U40's Conference

 

This week's Journal features Haygrove Evolution a wine & cider business: John Breach honoured by The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers and news of the Under 40's return from their visit to Chile.

 

Haygrove Evolution is; as the name suggests, an evolving business: Haygrove Evolution was established in 2015.

 

Combining operations from Vine & Wine, Once Upon A Tree and integrating with local business Haygrove Ltd, Haygrove Evolution is producing Wine & Cider under the Sixteen Ridges and Once Upon A Tree Brands and offering contract processing for other growers.

 

 

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15 February 2019 - Rural Policing

 

Rural Policing: At the 31st BIFGA Technical Day held at Dale Hill Golf Club on 30th January 2019, one of the presentations was made by Sergeant Darren Walshaw & PC Marc Pennicott from the Kent Police - Rural Liaison Team (RLT). The operational area is divided into three: North Division - East Division and West Division.

 

While there are many important areas of Policing carried out by the Rural Liaison Team, this week's Journal will cover just a few in depth.

 

 

 

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08 February 2019 - Maximising Fruit Set and Quality

 

At the recent AGROVISTA Technical Seminar, the opening presentation 'Maximising Fruit Set and Quality' delivered by Leon Jahae reviewed the broad spectrum of essential elements involved in delivering quality apples.

 

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01 February 2019 - A busy week for Technical Conferences

 

This week The English Apple Man attended two Technical Conferences: On Tuesday the AGROVISTA Technical day and on Wednesday the BIFGA Technical Day.

 

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25 January 2019 - Celebrating succesfull orchards

 

On Tuesday, The English Apple Man joined fellow members of the East Kent Fruit Society (EKFS) for the society AGM, Orchard Competition Prizegiving and Dinner.

 

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18 January 2019 - The English Apple Man

 

This week The English Apple Man highlights an Irish Apple grower in Tipperary + an update on harvest worker availability.

 

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Searching for journals

 

This page initially shows the latest journals. You can use a journal's link to view the full story.

 

It is now much easier to find a particular journal of interest. Just type your search terms into the search box or select the month and/or year and click Submit.

 

 

 

Journal archive

 

I have completed the process of reworking my entire archive of journal pages into the style of the new website to make them more accessible to users of mobile phones etc.

 

Although the content now adapts to the size of the display, some of the archived journals still have photographs that won't fit and so get cropped. Archived journals are best viewed on a computer screen!

 

 

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