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Farms Need Winter

Why farms want cold winters | Grist,

First, the deep, killing, subfreezing cold of winter typically eliminated many damaging insects and pathogens.

... Beyond killing the baddies, proper cold serves another important purpose: For perennial crops, shorter days and sustained low temperatures bring a cycle of dormancy, a deep, almost anesthetized sleep, during which growth is temporarily halted.

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