By Clint Thompson
Mark Hoffmann, small fruits Extension specialist at N.C. State University cautions strawberry growers about upcoming cooler temperatures that could impact fruit production.
Hoffmann issued the caution earlier today as potential frost events could occur Thursday and Friday.
“We are not out of the woods. Conditions are calling for one or two more potential frost nights in North Carolina,” Hoffmann said. “Additionally, rain last night and this morning might have made your row covers wet and heavy. However, tonight and tomorrow call for potential frost damage again and you might require frost protection! If you can, dry your row -covers before using them tonight.”
According to AWIS Weather Services, temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 36 degrees on Thursday and Friday mornings in Raleigh, North Carolina where N.C. State is located.