crop damages, crop defoiliation
South Dakota State University, College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences
Conclusion: Weather conditions such as frost, hail, flood, or drought can severely reduce yields. Effects from these events are manageable to a certain extent, but loss can be expected when these events occur. The degree of loss depends on the severity of the event. Crop insurance has become a common component of corn production in the U.S.; the insurance provides the producer economic protection for uncontrollable events. Producers should consider crop insurance based on the consequences of crop loss.
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Hall, Robert G.; Trooien, Todd P.; Todey, Dennis P.; and Clay, David E., "Best Management Practices for Corn Production in South Dakota: Seasonal Hazards—Frost, Hail, Drought, and Flooding" (2009). SDSU Extension Circulars. 494.