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A Sleepless Weekend

Three straight nights of worry.  A hard frost/freeze was predicted overnight for this past Friday, Saturday, and Sunday…all of which means growers have had three sleepless nights, up turning on overhead irrigation to protect strawberries and wind machines to protect apples and hoping…
The calls have been coming in from all quarters this morning – 24 [...]

A Spring Full of Worry

To say this has been an unsettling spring weather-wise is a major understatement.  Tree fruit buds got growing early this spring in response to an incredibly warm March.  Several hard frosts that followed have many wondering just what kind of crop we will harvest come summer and fall.
Apples are our main [...]