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Late frost puts blueberry farmers in even deeper hole

Some large fields in Nova Scotia showing 'almost total damage to the blossoms,' according to association


June 11, 2018
By CBC News

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Nova Scotia’s blueberry producers are bracing for a difficult year ahead after two hard frosts decimated much of the province’s crop.

Peter Rideout, executive director of the Wild Blueberry Producers Association of Nova Scotia, said this week’s sub-zero temperatures, coming on the heels of warm days that encouraged blueberry blossoms to open up, have caused widespread damage. | READ MORE