The Northstate continues to see those above-average temperatures, and warm temperatures aren’t just impacting our fire season, they can also impact local crops.
Some farm owners are hoping for colder weather. One owner of Lassen Canyon Nursery in Redding, Andrew Ponce, says “For our strawberries, it helps when it gets colder. We look for a number of hours that a plant has below 45 degrees, we call them chill hours, and what happens is the energy from the plant goes from the leaves down to the crown of the plant. And, that is good for a strawberry nursery business so when the plants get sent down south to southern California the plants yield more fruit.”