Jan. 12 AM Live Ag Report

FRESNO, Calif.

The California Strawberry Commission reports dry weather in Orange, Ventura and San Diego Counties is keeping the harvest on track.

Farmers say they're irrigating more than usual because of the lack of rain.

Ag experts say the outlook for the strawberry crop is good, with more than one thousand additional acres being planted this year compared to last year.

The final crop numbers will depend on weather through the rest of the harvest season.


Winegrape growers in California's Central Coast have started pruning their vineyards.

The clean-up of the vines is expected to last until mid-February.

The Central Coast Wine Growers Association says growers in the region are hoping for plenty of rain and no frost so they can get a large yield.

Some growers are irrigating their vineyards, and others are taking steps to control weeds.

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