Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Fruit may be frost damaged

Australian citrus farmers fear damage after coldest June day ever...

LOCAL citrus producers have their fingers crossed waiting to see if their fruit suffered frost damage after the area experienced its coldest June day ever last week. Consecutive days of thick and heavy frosts, and temperatures dropping to as low as four degrees, may have taken their toll.

Riverina Citrus executive officer Peter Morrish said if fruit had been damaged it could take weeks to see, but fruit with a high internal sugar content should be unscathed. “It’s hard to tell at the moment if fruit has been damaged because it takes a while for the damage to be seen in the fruit,” Mr Morrish said. Griffith and District Citrus Growers Association president Frank Battistel said low temperatures highlighted the importance of winter irrigation to citrus growers. “The watering began on Sunday but the extreme frosts were on Friday and Saturday,” Mr Battistel said. “If any damage has occurred, and we don’t know if it has yet, it will most likely have occurred then.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice post. this was on today about global warming. thought it was funny.

He stared down at Stooge-ville!
The GreenCH popped his eyes!
With anger he shook!
What he saw was a shocking surprise!

Every Stooge down in Stooge-ville, the tall and the small,
Was thinking for themselves with no help at all!
He HADN'T stopped them from thinking!
Who is to blame?
Somehow or other they thought just the same!

And the GreenCH, with his Birkenstocks ice-cold in the snow,
Stood scheming and scheming: "How could it be so?
We warned of hurricanes and floods. We are really quite nettled!
We gave them consensus! The science was settled!”
And he schemed for three hours, `till his schemer was sore.
Then the GreenCH thought of something he hadn't before!
"Maybe reason," he thought, "isn’t something to abhor.
"Maybe wisdom...perhaps...does not come from Al Gore!"

And what happened then...? Stooge-ville they say
That the GreenCH's small brain
Grew three sizes that day!
And the minute his brain didn't feel quite so tight,
He realized that humans were not such a blight.
No more carbon offsets! We will no longer be afraid!
And he...

Traded in his Prius, for a Caddy Escalade!

June 27, 2007 8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the laugh!


June 28, 2007 1:02 PM  

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