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So California's two billion dollars citrus industry trying to weather cold snap that seeing temperatures drop below the freezing mark for nearly a week causing farmers.
To shell out millions in frost protection.
Our next guest is one of them John -- is a citrus farmer and he has 6000.
Acres of citrus crops and he joins us from Riverside California.
John I know you have been losing a lot of sleep out there.
You know trying to save your crop tax a little bit -- eater as as opposed to you growers.
What is the damage like I know you have an orange that they can show us what is it that you're protecting against.
Well you know the -- just what they've freeze.
Well you can you can cut ice in the morning but we do what is this segments -- start breaking apart if they're frozen they just a question of how.
What percentage of these segments -- -- sometimes you get one or two Danielle actually.
Could even -- But at this point we don't know how bad how bad it's gonna be we know we have some damage we just don't know what what degree.
-- will be -- If it does freeze -- that permanent damage or like you said there's a possibility.
-- -- heels in and how do you sort of promote that what can you DO.
Well I didn't -- you know a good -- -- it was at how the weather is after which we have cool nights afterwards.
And not this warm weather we're getting here today where you are gonna be seventy degrees here today.
They sometimes you don't break down this election will actually.
Those cells that are damaged well actually -- -- Isn't getting warm seriously had a problem as well like you said meaning didn't -- it -- up to seventy degrees that could be a problem.
That can be good if in fact we have damaged fruit it's it's it's it's -- it's a serious problem.
Right John glad statement wanted at this point we think we have very -- Sorry it's going to be about -- -- here -- -- tearing everything up.
John I'm so sorry -- -- thanks so much we appreciate your time we had some troubles there with a delay we apologize to you into the audience but.
He could see what he was talking about there I have to say that aren't -- GC to new data that I just got that it would delay shows but I haven't -- -- -- -- from.
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