Friday, May 3, 2013

Snow in May sets new record

    This morning I traveled to Miami County, Kansas  for a grafting school and was able to capture a photo (above) of some of the record breaking late snowfall that fell across Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri last night. The snow melted quickly and temperatures never fell below freezing (32 F). Since emerging green tissues on pecan trees can tolerate down to 28 F without injury it looks like the 2013 pecan crop is still OK. However, the record cold spring we have been experiencing has delayed pecan tree growth by nearly 2 weeks.