Hutton speaks to WABI about Maine strawberry crop

Mark Hutton, associate professor and vegetable specialist at University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke to WABI-TV (Channel 5 in Bangor) about this year’s strawberry season in Maine, which has been impacted by late May frosts. “One cold night at the wrong time can really do a number. In a lot of areas, we were down below 28°, and it came just at the time blossoms were developing, and so, even though that temperature is not cool enough to kill the plant, it is cold enough to kill the blossoms … There are certainly going to be some growers who either did not have frost protection or did not have enough frost protection, and so, some of their yields may be impacted” Hutton said. HortiDaily shared the WABI report.