South Carolina peach farmers fear harm from late frost

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LANDRUM, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina farmers are taking precautions against a frost that could damage peach trees and other crops.

Brandon Hyder in Landrum says that frost is the biggest danger, but also says there’s little he can do besides hope for the best.

Workers have cut the grass around the 150 acres of peach trees at Hyder Farms, which Hyder said Wednesday would help keep frost from settling.

He and his family also pruned trees. Hyder says winds above 10 mph would help keep frost from forming on branches and the grass.

Losing a few peaches would actually be OK.

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