CALIFORNIA (Reuters)-- A deep freeze is jeopardizing California's citrus industry.
Citrus growers are scrambling to protect a billion dollars
They're using extra water and wind machines to save what
"We can use wind machines to push the warm air down to the
ground. That along with irrigation water can improve the temperature
from 5 to 7 degrees if the circumstances are right" says Citrus Grower Al Bates.
At this citrus farm in the Bay Area, workers are covering
their young trees with protective blankets to protect them from the
Helena Vogel told Reuters "The big trees don't get damaged as easy as the small
ones. But the tiny ones, we really have to protect them."
Temperatures dropped to a near record low of 28 degrees in
Growers say when it gets that cold, they risk losing their