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Persistent cold, wet weather delays crops,

worries farmers

Snowpack 167 percent of normal

 

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24  May 10 - Melon crops are less likely to be ready for market in time for July 4 celebrations, and tomato harvests likely will be delayed, says this article in the Sacramento Bee.

"We're not getting the temperatures we need for germination of seed," Yolo County Agriculture Commissioner John Young said Sunday. "It slows the melons down, it slows the rice down, it slows any of the warm-weather crops."

"Waiting for soil to dry means risking that rain will fall again before planting. In that case, greenhouse growers can't move young-plant inventory to fields on schedule. And at harvest time, some growers must waiting for processor capacity. Tomatoes may rot in the field or face exposure to insects while waiting."

The late rains are no better for hay baling.

On the other hand, cooler temperatures are delaying Sierra snowmelt. On Friday the state Department of Water Resources said snowpack stands at 167 percent of normal.

See entire article by Loretta Kalb:
http://www.sacbee.com/2010/05/24/2771679/persistent-cold-wet-weather-stunts.html#ixzz0os4GzxTv
Thanks to Jeff Evan for this link




 

 



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