- Associated Press - Saturday, December 26, 2015

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Freezing temperatures have San Joaquin Valley citrus growers working overtime to protect their crops.

The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze watch for much of the valley starting Saturday night and running through Sunday morning. Temperatures could drop into the 20s.

For citrus growers, that means running water and turning on wind machines to raise temperatures in their groves.

A grove manager tells KFSN-TV in Fresno (https://abc30.tv/1J9EHWm ) the freeze watch is later in the season, so more of the crop has been harvested. The sugar content of the fruit is also higher, which serves to better protect the fruit.


Information from: KFSN-TV.

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