Frutas y HortalizasOct. 4, 2016
USDA: Se pronostica que cosecha de manzanas de Washington sea de 64 billones de libras
While production is expected to decline in several apple-producing States, not to mention nine States were dropped from the NASS estimation program in 2016, increased output from western U.S. states is driving the forecast for a larger National apple crop this year. Due to generally favorable weather during the growing season and the alternate-bearing nature of fruit trees to some extent, Washington’s 2016 apple crop is forecast at 6.4 billion pounds, 8 percent above the previous year and the second-largest reported for the State since 1990.
Although production levels in other western States are much smaller in scale, bigger gains in output are expected from these States (up between 30-45 percent from a year ago) and join Washington in boosting the region’s production up by 9 percent. Overall production gains of 10 percent in the central United States mostly reflect higher yield potential in Michigan where the crop is forecast up 20 percent.
In contrast, due to frost problems this spring and summer drought conditions, overall production in the eastern United States is expected to decline 10 percent from last year, with smaller crops forecast in several States, including New York (down 12 percent), Pennsylvania (down 6 percent), and Virginia (down 5 percent)—major producers in the region.
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