May 10, 2012
Oceana County cherries and apples fared worse than asparagus

The good news is that the asparagus in Oceana County took less of a hit than expected.

The bad news is that cherry and apple growers in Oceana County weren’t as lucky.

And peaches? Forget about it. Hardly any peach trees in Oceana orchards survived the bizarre spring weather this year, according to farmers in the area.

Norm Myers, senior extension educator for the MSU Extension Office in Hart, said overall it’s the fruit farmers that paid the biggest price for the abnormally warm March that caused fruit trees to blossom early followed by freezing overnight temperatures in April that ruined the buds. MLive

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