Citrus Freeze Damage Could be
Tom Wollenman, Vice President
of LoBue Brothers Citrus in Lindsay, told California
Ag Today that it was a very hard freeze for a substantial amount of time,
and it appears that we will definitely have 30 percent damage or more on 80
percent of the fruit that is hanging.
“In early December, we had
four or five cold nights across a large area of the industry with 27 degrees or
below from midnight to about 6 am,” Wollenman said.
“Everyday, we are getting
closer to a more accurate assessment of the damage,” he noted
Wollenman said that there has
been conjecture that the cold weather may have killed Asian Citrus Psyllid
populations in the Central Valley. “We do not know for sure, but hopefully it will put a dent on any resident
populations,” he said.
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