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Farmers Keep Close Eye On Crops


Strawberry farmers in particular, spend the night checking the weather temperature. Since much of the fruit ripens in mid to late April, growers say they could end up losing half their crop during a four day cold spell. Steven McLawhorn, co-owner of Strawberries on 903 Farm, says there's a process of using water on the plants to insulate them from the cold. The ice shield is paper thin, but McLawhorn says it enough to keep the leaves and blossoms from turning brown and dying off. Without this process, the cost of losing their crop could be close to eighteen thousand dollars .


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