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Freeze and Frost Cause Hit-and-Miss Crop Damage

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

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

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