News Center Maine quotes Moran in report on Maine Apple Sunday

News Center Maine quoted Renae Moran, an associate professor of pomology at the University of Maine and a fruit tree specialist with UMaine Cooperative Extension, in a report on Maine Apple Sunday, which marks the start of the fall season for orchards in Maine. This year, more than a dozen orchards statewide are opening for apple picking, hay rides and other events on Sunday, Sept. 9, according to News Center Maine. This is the 18th year the event is taking place, and it’s sponsored by the Maine Pomological Society. Despite a dry, hot summer, the crop is looking promising. “From my estimates, it’s shaping up with fruit ripening right on schedule,” said Moran. “I’d say the size of the industry has been consistent for about 10 years. Perhaps the number of small farms is on the rise while the number of large farms is on the decline.”