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    Assessing frost damage in newly planted small grains

    PACIFIC SOUTHWEST: Here in the valley, most of the small grains have been planted with only a few acres left to be sown. In the past few years, we’ve had rather mild early winters with low temperatures that don’t reach freezing until the later months of January and February. This year, however, we’ve had a period of what we call “hard freezes,” where the temperature not only reaches below 32 degrees but stays there for…

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