Skip to comments.Farmers prepare for cold weather ( Florida )
Posted on 01/04/2012 1:58:33 PM PST by george76
As Southwest Florida prepares for a cold snap, farmers are bracing for potential damage to their crops.
Sorrells says that fog, created through an intricate web of irrigation lines, should raise the temperatures in the groves an estimated 3 to 5 degrees. The water will flow all night into the early morning until the temperatures reach above freezing ... the length of time the oranges and trees remain frozen, and says four hours can damage the fruit and six hours can damage a tree
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We’ve had a nice mild winter here in Michigan so far. We’ve had some cold but nothing for an extended period of time. Supposed to be in the 40s tomorrow.
It was 17 in Tallahassee this am. Most experts actually said this cold night was good for the fruit.
It was 23f at sunrise this morning, 10 miles west of St. Augustine. I expect mid 20s tonight.
Down in S FL we are mostly concerned with eliminating heat. So I think the cold seems colder.
i.e. no vents in the floor for heat. Heat coming out of the a/c vents in the ceiling is pretty USELESS!
Yep. Makes it sweeter. Will see what happens late next week.
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