Georgia Blueberry Producers Worried Over Plan to Close Weather Stations


When Ken Murray learned the University of Georgia planned to shut down its automated weather stations including the one beside his blueberry field, he reacted immediately.

“I offered to buy mine,” said Murray, who owns Satilla Blueberry Farm near Woodbine. “I don’t care what it costs. It’s essential.”

Citing a funding shortfall and loss of key personnel, the University of Georgia will pull the plug on the 81 sites of its Automated Environmental Monitoring Network. They will begin decommissioning them April 15 and shut down the network and its website July 1.

Read more of Farmers worried over UGa closing statewide weather stations.

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