No additional cold damage to western NC crops

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on April 25, 2012 at 9:38 AM

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Farmers in western North Carolina say this week's cold snap has done little additional damage to their crops.
 
Henderson County Extension director Marvin Owings says crops in the area already were suffering from an April 11 freeze.
 
Temperatures fell to about 30 degrees early Tuesday, but officials say high winds kept frost from forming on the crops.
 
Owings assessed the fruit in Dana and Edneyville on Tuesday and said he found no significant damage.
 
Adam Pryor says he had lost about 80 percent of his apple crop near Edneyville in the freeze earlier this month. He had no additional damage Tuesday.
 
J.D. Obermiller said he didn't have any problems with his pick-your-own strawberry farm in Horse Shoe.

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