Temperature swings hurt growers

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Temperature swings hurt growers

Late frost plays havoc with harvest
Austin Gorton of Old Orchard Farm covers his lettuce to protect it from cold temperatures. A light frost hit the farm six miles outside Durango on June 20, damaging beans, watermelon and potatoes.
Potato plants at Old Orchard Farm show signs of damage from a late frost. Because the farm is in a valley, it can be susceptible to cooler temperatures.
Angela Rohwer and Judy Rohwer of Rohwer’s Farm in Pleasant View have seen weather-related damage to crops this year. The family said raspberries were hit hardest, but that didn’t deter shoppers at the Durango Farmers Market from buying them out.

Temperature swings hurt growers

Austin Gorton of Old Orchard Farm covers his lettuce to protect it from cold temperatures. A light frost hit the farm six miles outside Durango on June 20, damaging beans, watermelon and potatoes.
Potato plants at Old Orchard Farm show signs of damage from a late frost. Because the farm is in a valley, it can be susceptible to cooler temperatures.
Angela Rohwer and Judy Rohwer of Rohwer’s Farm in Pleasant View have seen weather-related damage to crops this year. The family said raspberries were hit hardest, but that didn’t deter shoppers at the Durango Farmers Market from buying them out.
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