Strawberry Season is Almost Here

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CLEAR LAKE, IA – The recent string of storms we’ve seen in our area may have caused trouble for local corn and soybean farmers, but what has the rain meant for other crops?

Strawberries are doing well despite all the extra moisture.

Most crops are just a little over a week behind schedule according to one local farmer.

He says even though the weather has been very unpredictable, they’re far better off than this time last year.

Furleigh Farms Owner, Bob Furleigh said, “Last year was almost a crop failure because we had 80 degree temps in March and that brought them out of dormancy. Then it turned cold and it was still winter . We had some winter injury and so we didn’t have that this year.”

Bob says they’ll most likely start harvesting their strawberries within the next week or so.

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