frost damage, spring, crops, crop management
Generally field crops in South Dakota are exposed to some degree of frost during the spring somewhere in the state. Periodically county agents and specialists alike are flooded with inquiries regarding the susceptibility of various crops to frost damage. One should keep in mind when assessing or determining the potential for frost damage that damage can be quite variable from one locality to another. In turn the degree of damage is often influenced by both the rate or speed temperatures drop and how long the freezing temperatures are maintained, not merely by how low the temperature drops.
Hall, Robert and Stymiest, Clair, "Spring Frost Damage in Crops" (1984). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 239.