Unusual Cold Threatens Russian Fruit Crop
February 19, 2012
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February 12, 2012
Russian agricultural officials say the abnormally cold temperatures are certain to have an adverse effect on this year’s harvest.
In Saratov Kray, where temperatures have dropped to as low as -35 Celsius, First Deputy Minister of Agriculture Anatoly Kutsenko said only about half of the country’s grapevines are sheltered by protective earthen barriers.