The former manager of a Hampshire fruit packing business is due back in court today over the deaths of two workers.
Andrew Stocker was charged with gross negligence manslaughter following the death of 24 year-old Ashley Clarke and 23 year-old Scott Cain.
The men collapsed after entering an apple store in the Blackmoor estate - cooled by nitrogen.
Kent's apples are three weeks late because of a delayed summer.
The cold start to the year has meant many apple trees have struggled to produce good sized fruit. But, overall, the crop in the South East is up by a third compared to last year's washout.
We spoke to Adrian Barlow, Chief Executive of English Apples and Pears Ltd.
We may moan about the rain and the lack of a hot summer but farmers are expecting bumper crops this year. Tom Savvides has been speaking to Andrew Weeber of Gusbourne Estate near Ashford and Robert Pascall of Clock House Farm near Maidstone.
VIDEO: Farmers in the South East are claiming victory in a major battle, which they say will stop a severe food shortage - and prevent more price hikes. John Ryall reports.