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Mark Schiller, farm operations manager of King Orchards in Central Lake, holds a half-bushel basket of Honeycrisp apples Thursday inside the warehouse where they are washed and prepared for shipment to markets. King Orchards and other Michigan apple producers harvested a bumper crop this year, presents its own set of challenges. One of them is maximizing storage to avoid flooding stores with apples which growers accomplish lulling the fruit to sleep.