No citrus damage reported due to freeze
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Valley's citrus crop has experienced no damage as overnight temperatures have started to drop to freezing levels.
Earlier this week temperatures fell to a season low 27 degrees in the coldest areas. However, California Citrus Mutual says no damage to either the navel or mandarin crops were reported.
Growers ran wind machines on some citrus fruits which can raise the temperature in the groves by a few degrees. Citrus Mutual says running those wind machines can cost a grower about $30 an hour. Valley growers spent roughly $100 million dollars on frost protection during the 2011-2012 season.
ag report, citrus, orange, limes, lemon, mandarin, ag watch
- One injured in Central Fresno drive-by shooting
- Animal shelter seeks donations to keep dogs warm
- Freezing temperatures take toll on small Valley farms
- Police increase patrols on Fulton Mall after shooting
- Valley utility workers gear up for freezing weather
- History of snow in Fresno and Porterville
- Madera man accused of murder faces unique circumstances
- Good Sports: Coach Mark Rogers
- Red Wave Gets To See Carr One Last Time
- Tips to keep cars running during cold weather
- Three missing Dinuba children found safe
- Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95
- North Korea deports elderly Bay Area man
- Police block Mexico hospital, 6 may have radiation