Handley speaks to BDN about extreme weather impacting plants

The Bangor Daily News spoke to David Handley, vegetable and small fruit specialist and cooperating professor of horticulture at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about the impact of extreme temperature swings and weather on plants. “This time of year the buds are like coiled springs and with any warm weather they will break dormancy and explode out. We want them to slow down because we still have the likelihood for a killing frost and it’s going to come down to what the next three weeks look like,” Handley said. WGME-TV (Channel 13 in Portland) and WPFO-TV (Fox 23 in Portland) shared the BDN report.