WEST SALEM, Wis. -

The exceptionally cool spring has pushed the strawberry season back by a couple of weeks this year, but area growers aren't worried.

They say the strawberry crops are doing just fine and expect to be able to harvest the berries by early next week.

Farmers can't compare this crop to last year's yet, but say there are plenty of ripe berries in the fields now.

The berry season is short and has already been pushed back by the rain. "Well last year was a pretty decent, but it got hot, but if it gets really hot we'll have a shorter berry season," said John Jolivette.

Growers now hope for the temperature to cooperate to for a longer season.