Metro farmers growing fruits and vegetables say they’re seeing the affects of this heat. Some crops are beginning to shrivel in these hot temperatures.
(mark) metro farmers growing fruits and vegetables say they’re seeing the affects of this heat.(elizabeth) some crops are beginning to shrivle in these hot temperatures. cynthia newsome explores what it means for them — and you.3 3 20:22:49 rooster crows good morning chickens. a quick hello and it’s off to work. johnson county farmer, mike pierron, is checking in on his troubled tomato plants mike pierron, farmer 10:4708 we’ve got some tomatoes coming on, but not nearly as many as we would normally have. that’s been the problem this year.the problem?? heat hovering over his greenhouse. 10:49:38 mike pierron normally this time of year we’ve been harvesting three to 4 hundred pounds of tomatos a week. but we have not harvested any yet. the temperature in here has been 125 degrees. anything above 95 is bad news for tomoatoes. mike keeps the lower side panels raised to create a breeze. 10:5