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Some Georgia Fruit Crops Could Be Affected By Chilly Temps

Mar 15, 2017

Temperatures fell below freezing throughout much of the state this week, and that could cause havoc with fruit crops.

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“That’s the life of a farmer, you know, when they’re dealing with those contingencies that all they can do is pray for, it makes it very difficult,” Andy Lucas, with the Georgia Farm Bureau, said.

He said fruit farmers are seeing the most damage because their buds started to bloom over the past few months due to the warmer weather.  

“When you get to this level here where it dips down for a couple of days, it concerns because the plant is confused, it doesn’t know what to do,” Lucas said.

He said blueberries and strawberries could be affected the most.

State officials say they plan to survey the possible crop damage state-wide later this week.