- Author: Robert B Hutmacher
- Author: Lynn M. Sosnoskie
After the recent spate of storms, reports of hail damage have come in to several UCCE offices. In response, Dr. Bob Hutmacher prepared the following information (a printable pdf document is available at the end of the post):
We have had some unusual weather so far in 2019, with repeated cool spells, thunderstorms and rain, and within the past week, some widespread locations getting hail. While hail damage can be a fairly common late spring and early summer occurrence in many cotton production regions across the U.S., it is a much more unusual problem here in the San Joaquin Valley. In addition, cotton has been growing more slowly than usual this year due to cloudy, generally cool...