SJV citrus damage expected from cold blast

SJV citrus damage expected from cold blast

California Citrus Mutual predicts some citrus crop damage from current cold snap, mostly in Mandarins, but believes there will be an adequate supply of citrus fruit to meet market demand.

(California Citrus Mutual)

San Joaquin Valley (SJV) citrus growers were up Sunday night (Dec. 8) against below freezing conditions for the sixth consecutive evening.

Although higher overnight temperatures materialized over the weekend, Sunday night’s extremely low temperatures will likely result in some damage to the SJV’s $1.5 billion citrus crop.  

Cold daytime temperatures Sunday set the stage for a rough night. Wind machines started as early a

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