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Frigid weather damaged fruit crops in Mexico.

January 21, 1986

Strawberry and avocado crops were damaged by cold weather that moved through Mexico last week, but other Mexican fruit crops sustained only minimal damage, federal agriculture officials said. Preliminary inspections around the country showed that up to 7,000 tons of the strawberry harvest in the west-central state of Michoacan could be lost, the commission said. The cold already has affected 20% to 50% of the avocado crop, the commission added. In the northern border state of Chihuahua, subfreezing weather killed fruit pests and thus may have helped some crops, according to the Agriculture and Hydraulic Resources Department's National Fruit Commission.

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