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Fighting Fire Blight in New York's Apple Industry

New York is the second biggest apple producing state in the country.  There are about 100 apple strains that are commercially grown in the U.S., but 15 varieties account for around 90 percent of production. These popular varieties are most susceptible to fire blight, a disease which can spell disaster for apple growers.

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Earth's Bounty: PA Apples Make Fine Pies

Five years ago, Pittsburgh nature photographer Donald L. Gibbon started up an apple pie baking contest.

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