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Apple growers vigilant as cold threatens

DeVoe's Orchards owner Larry DeVoe checks the temperature of his crops in Clifton Park on Monday, May 13, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
DeVoe's Orchards owner Larry DeVoe checks the temperature of his crops in Clifton Park on Monday, May 13, 2013.
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Larry DeVoe wasn’t expecting to get much sleep last night. With near record-low temperatures forecast for the Capital Region, the owner of DeVoe’s Rainbow Orchards in Halfmoon planned to keep a close eye on the thermometers he has positioned amid his apple trees. Last year, he lost 90 percent of his apple crop to frost. Overnight, the National Weather Service was predicting a low of 32 degrees for Albany. Farther north, temperatures were expected to ...


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