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Michigan fruit growers find erratic weather a challenge

Changes in the frequency of heavy rain and cold outbreaks have caused challenges for fruit growers in Michigan, where I grew up. Late cold outbreaks in spring have caused frost damage to some fruit like blueberries and peaches, and heavy rains have caused erosion and other issues for many orchards. There are some methods producers can use to help protect their crops from the worst variability, including the use of new varieties, but some things just cannot be adapted to. You can read more at Growing Produce here.

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