Climate change takes a bite out of apple crops


Success turns sour: After years of similarly unpredictable weather, disappointing harvests are barely enough to cover farmers’ production costs. — The Straits Times/ANN

As dark clouds gather in the morning sky, Indonesian apple farmer Ali Akhbar hurries to finish spraying pesticides onto his trees before yet another afternoon downpour.

It is officially the start of the dry season in East Java province, but non-stop rains have caused havoc for thousands of apple growers like Akhbar again this year – upsetting the flowering season, damaging blossoms and shrinking harvests.

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