Freeze Affecting Florida Strawberry Crop

Nightly freezes have been causing trouble for Florida’s winter strawberry growers for the past few days.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Nightly freezes have been causing trouble for Florida’s winter strawberry growers for the past few days.

Most growers have been able to save their current crops with a combination of overnight irrigation, frost cloths and constant oversight, but Florida’s longest streak of consecutive nightly freezes since 2001 has been taking a toll on growers, according to several published reports.

Ongoing efforts to protect the fruit have increased labor costs an

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