Ferreira worries about his mandarin and lemon crops in Placer County, even though the insects haven’t been found in our area yet. But they have been found in Southern California, along with at least one case of citrus greening.
California citrus growers say six nights of freezing temperatures will likely damage this year’s orange crop but no disruption is expected to supplies.
California citrus growers began to see some damage to the mandarin crop Monday while winds up to 50 mph add to the misery in cities, where residents have been bundled up against record cold for several days.
This first freeze warning of the season has sent some farmers into a frenzy because weather like this is always dangerous for citrus crops.
A woman was hit and killed while trying to cross the street tonight in Citrus Heights, and neighbors are in disbelief.
Citrus growers in California’s San Joaquin Valley are preparing to fight off crop-damaging frost as a cold front moves into the region.