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Agricultural News for Farmers and Agribusiness in SW Georgia

Late Cold Spring Frost

Posted by romeethredge on March 30, 2013

We had a late frost this week. Our normal last frost date is March 14, but we had frost this week on March 27th. See the numbers below from our weather station here in Donalsonville. It got down to 32.1 that morning. Thankfully it didn’t stay cold very long and didn’t cause much damage. Corn that was up and was shining in the row last week is now an almost neon yellow and has some cold damage to emerged leaves. Some young vegetables that had been set out are set back but are alive for the most part. Snap beans just emerging look ok. It’s interesting to me to see that the daily average 2 inch soil temperatures still look ok for the past few days. This is good for corn still in the ground.

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Snap beans just coming up.

Snapbean field.

Snapbean field.

Squash cold and wind damage.

Squash cold and wind damage.

Just dodged the bullet, growing point still alive, it should survive.

Just dodged the bullet, growing point still alive, it should survive.

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