The cold snap impacts crops

THE DAY. COLD WEATHER IMPACTS FARMERS’ CROPS. FLINCHBAUGH ORCHARDS IN HELLAM TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY USE A SPECIAL FERTILIZER TO PROTECT ITS FRUIT TREES FROM FRIDGI TEMPERATURES. >>WE HAVE GONE OUT AND APPLIED A POTASSIUM FERTILIZER TO THE TREES SO THE BUDS AND FRTUI TISSUE WILL ABSORB THE FERTILIZER AND THE FERTILIZER IN THE FRUIT TISSUE WILL LOWER THE FREEZING POINT OF THESE BUDS MAKING THEM MORE RESISTANT TO COLD TEMPERATURES SEE US AGAIN > BRIAN: APRICOTS SUFFERED DAMAGE BUT REST OF FRUIT TREES FAILED

Cold affects crops

Cold weather is impacting farmers’ crops. Flinchbaugh Orchard in Hellam Township, York County uses a special fertilizer to protect its fruit trees from freezing temperatures. buds and the tissue of the fruit will absorb this fertilizer and this fertilizer in the tissue of the fruit would lower the freezing point of these buds, which makes them more resistant to the cold temperatures that we see, “said Michael Flinchbaugh. The apricot trees suffered damage but the rest of the fruit trees have so far withstood the cold spell well, he said.

Cold weather is impacting farmers’ crops.

Flinchbaugh Orchard in Hellam Township, York County uses a special fertilizer to protect its fruit trees from freezing temperatures.

“We went out and applied potassium fertilizer to the trees so that the buds and fruit tissue would absorb that fertilizer and the fertilizer in the fruit tissue would lower the freezing point of those buds, making them stronger. to the cold temperatures that we’re seeing,” Michael Flinchbaugh said.

The apricot trees suffered some damage, but the rest of the fruit trees have done well so far during the cold spell, he said.

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