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Freeze and Frost Cause Hit-and-Miss Crop Damage

Posted April 10, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Strawberry farmers in North Carolina continue to worry about crop damage from late frost. Many coated their plants with water Wednesday night hoping a blanket of ice would keep enough heat in the plants to prevent them from freezing.

At Quincy Adams' farm the news was good. He discovered his plants had survived once the ice melted away. But, he says, he'll be up worrying and watching again Thursday night.

Other area crops didn't fare so well. There was damage to some tobacco and peaches as well as to strawberry crops.