Southern California wind storm damages crops
NBC News in Los Angeles. Fiegener reported from UC Riverside and spoke to UC Cooperative Extension subtropical horticulture specialist Peggy Mauk.
Wind is no friend to the avocado industry. Prolonged and dry wind will damage trees and fruit. Citrus trees face the same threat, Mauk said.
"The plant starts making choices where the water needs to go, and the fruit, they're already getting close to maturity, they'll go ahead and drop," according to Mauk.