Cold Snap And Crops

Central California Growers are paying attention to freeze warnings.

POSTED: 04:00 AM PST Jan 14, 2013    UPDATED: 04:05 AM PST Jan 29, 2013 

Central California Growers are paying attention to freeze warnings. They're concerned the current cold snap will lead to frozen fruit. However, some Ventura County growers say they don't plan to pick their crops ahead of the freeze. Instead they're counting on water and wind machines. Both produce energy that can increase the temperature by a few degrees. Link Leavens says the last four nights have been the craziest four days in his career. Leavens says the wind and temperature vary from hour to hour. Gus Gunderson, Limoneira's Director of Farming, says damaged fruit will eventually fall from the trees. Gunderson says it's important to check the growth of young leaves for damage. Share your comments about this story with us on the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/KEY3News" target="_blank"> KEY News Facebook page.</a> <a href=" https://twitter.com/KEY3News" target="_blank">Connect with KEY News on Twitter</a>