Growers Assessing Damages From Tuesday Night’s Freeze; Losses May Be Minimized By Less Planting Due To Late Spring

April 16, 2014
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Growers in Pennsylvania on Wednesday were already assessing any damages to fruits, vegetables and other plants that may have been incurred by Tuesday night’s freeze.

Temperatures dropped into the teens in many places by daybreak Wednesday.

Radio PA News sources say the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association was optimistic that losses might not have been as severe as in many other years, since there were not as many early plantings this year due to lingering winter weather conditions.  And, most of what has been put into the ground was under cover.

The cold may have been enough, though, to have caused damage to crops like early sweet corn on a localized basis.

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