COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - In preparation for Wednesday's low temperatures, some farm workers in Columbus County spent four hours covering crops.
Jerry Robinson who owns Robinson Produce Farms, says Tuesday night's weather caught him off guard.
Wednesday, he had employees place row covers over his strawberries. Robinson says temperatures below freezing can damage the fruit. He tells us, covered crops are 10 degrees warmer than crops that aren't.
"In November December you want to see warmer temperatures, that is what promotes the crown development, which is a direct impression of what you'll have next spring as far as your yield potential," said Robinson.