Announcements

Job Offers

Specials more

Top 5 -yesterday

Top 5 -last week

Top 5 -last month

US: May heat has taken a toll on North Carolina blueberries

The excessive heat experienced last May appears to have taken quite a toll on North Carolina’s blueberries. While this year’s crop may be smaller than previous years, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says last month’s weather shouldn’t have a major impact on the quality of the fruit which thrives in the sandy soil across the Cape Fear region.

“Farmers are always at the mercy of weather, and this May was one of the hottest on record,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “But the quality of the crop is still expected to be good.”

Wwaytv3.com explains how North Carolina is the eighth-largest producer of blueberries in the nation. About 6,300 acres of blueberries are grown in the state. In 2017, blueberry production was valued at $53.8 million.


Publication date:


Print   

Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here


Other news in this sector:


© FreshPlaza.com 2019

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber