Farmers Bracing for Cold Weather

Farmers Bracing for Cold Weather

Anything under 28 degrees for a long period of time can damage fruit.
Valley citrus growers are keeping an eye on the cold weather.

Anything under 28 degrees for a long period of time can damage the fruit and valley growers say Tuesday and Friday night could be long nights for them and they've spent weeks preparing for the frost.

"So over the last, you know, couple of weeks, we've been getting our wind machines started and serviced and taken care of and everything's prepared for that and we've got all of our water set so those are some of the things that we've done," said citrus grower Keith Nilmeier.

Nights with some wind are good for keeping crops warm. It's the nights that are still and frosty that are dangerous for the citrus crops.
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