Fruit Growers Try Tricking Mother Nature To Prevent Crop Damage

April 23, 2015 8:22 AM

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A cherry tree and its blossoms are covered with snow in an orchard near Traverse City, Mich. Three years ago, almost every fruit crop in Michigan was frozen out when cold temperatures followed some 80 degree days in March.

Fruit growers in northern Michigan grow apples, peaches and wine grapes. But the big crop here is tart cherries.

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