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New research aims to battle freezing crops

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Help is on the way for farmers in danger of losing their crops to freezing conditions during the winter.

Researchers at Washington State University have launched a new three-year study to find a way to make orchards more frost resistant. The goal of the nearly $300-thousand study is to reduce damage during extreme weather conditions.

Right now farmers use heaters or wind machines to protect their crops. Researchers are hoping to develop a better way to save fruits and veggies.

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