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“Record temps deliver seasonal crops sooner”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution noted this morning that a variety of local spring crops are making an early appearance in stores this year due to the extremely warm winter and spring we have been having.  In addition to local strawberries, asparagus, onions and pea shoots are all available in markets around the area.  They are showing up almost a month earlier than usual, in sync with other plants that have started growing again after winter dormancy three weeks ahead of average.  But farmers noted that pests are also making an early appearance due to the weather.

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Source: USDA ARS