Oct 31, 2010
Strawberry ‘blanket’ doesn’t enthuse growers

Instead of drenching their shivering strawberries with groundwater — a practice that leaves neighborhood wells dry and yards and roads collapsing in sinkholes — farmers in Plant City and Dover are being nudged toward a new method of protecting their crops: A nice warm blanket pulled over acres of berries to keep them cozy on freezing nights. Tampa Bay Online

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