Local Strawberries Thrive Despite Dry Weather

You may have seen the local strawberry fields as you drive through Eastern Carolina and wondered if they are ready for eating yet. We are having an abnormally dry spring, but local farmers say it hasn't hurt the strawberry crops.

At White's Farm off Highway 17 in Craven County, red strawberries fill the field. Glory White says they've been picking strawberries for over a week and they're coming in at a good pace despite the dry conditions. White says it's their underground irrigation system that helps the plants grow even when it's abnormally dry.

"Well nobody likes dry weather but we have underground irrigation going throughout the farm, you have got have it, if you've got vegetables it's got to have water when it wants the water not when ever mother nature decides to give us the water," said Glory White of White's Farm.

White says the irrigation system helps the farm conserve water because they can control where it goes, rather then spraying it all over the field.


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