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Fall Frosts

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Joseph Lofthouse:
I was restless last night, 2015-09-06 because it was the first clear night after the first rainstorm in September. That is the traditional way that I forecast the start of the fall frosts. I didn't take any precautions to protect things in the field. (They are too big.) But towards morning I started waking up to watch the thermometer. It got down to 42 F. When I checked in the morning, a few squash leaves here and there had been frozen. I didn't check every crop in every field yet, but things are looking good so far.

Joseph Lofthouse:
More frost on 2015-09-07. Again very light. A few more squash leaves were lightly nipped in the east field. The beans are fine. No damage in Trudy's field.

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