FRESNO (CBS SF) — Despite the recent cold temperatures falling below freezing, citrus farmers in the Central Valley say they’ve managed to save their crops.

Farmers spent four nights a week running water, wind machines, and burning peach pits this week to fend off the frost.

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“If we have to do battle with mother nature, we do it with her and see how it comes out,” Fresno citrus grower Keith Nilmeier said.

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It costs each farmer about $5,000-a night to defend against the freezing temperatures.

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