While it is pretty warm today, the cold outbreak that brought frigid temperatures to the Southeast around Christmas caused a lot of damage to agriculture around the region, although the cold also improved the accumulation of chill hours. Here are some stories and a video discussing some of those impacts.
Specialty Crop Industry: Uncovered Georgia Strawberries Likely Suffered ‘Moderate’ Damage
Southeast Farm Press: Extreme cold tested new citrus industry
Specialty Crop Industry: Multiple Days of Sub-Freezing Temps Devastating for Southeast Specialty Crops
Specialty Crop Industry: Vidalia Onion Extension Agent ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ Following Sub-Freezing Temperatures
Specialty Crop Industry: Cold Temperatures Benefit Peach, Grape Producers
YouTube video: We Took a Big Loss: Lessons Learned! (20 minute video of a farm in southern Georgia that shows how a variety of vegetable crops were affected by the cold weather