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Home Grown: Weather delays rotation crop growth

Cotton must be harvested in a timely manner - CBS 13's April Hettinger reports

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - One local farmer says it's been a strange year for some of the rotation crops because of unique spring weather.

In today's Home Grown, local farmer William Ware with DVB Harvesting has re-planted cotton because some of it was lost in slightly cooler weather.

Cotton has to be planted and harvested in a certain window of time since it is a rotation crop to make room for some of Yuma's most critical fruits and vegetables.

Cotton likes warmer weather, but a chillier March has delayed its growth.

"The weather we've had this year is... I joke around and say we never had a March, you know. We had two Februarys in a row and it went straight to April," Ware explained.

Wheat is another rotation crop, but it has been thriving in this weather.

Local News / Yuma County
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April Hettinger

April was born and raised in San Diego where she loved the beach town and her two dogs, Lexi and Malibu. She decided to trade the beach for the snow and advanced her education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

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