CA farmers using crop sunscreen

July 28, 2008 1:07:00 PM PDT
Sunscreens, which are sprayed on like pesiticide, haven't increased crop yields, but they do keep the produce's flesh free of unsightly marks.

Increasingly farmers are doing the same for fruits and vegetables at risk of skin blistering and heat stress. Sunscreens, which are sprayed on like pesiticide, haven't increased crop yields, but they do keep the produce's flesh free of unsightly marks, which can shrivel the price they get at market.


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