One variation of early winter storms is sleet and freezing rain. This transition between rain and snow is often very rapid and seldom is considered to be more than a short-term travel hazard. Some ice storm events can persist for several hours and deposit a significant crust of ice. Should this be considered a risk to the successful overwintering of perennial crops, such as alfalfa or other forages?
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Barnhart, Stephen K., "Ice storms in Iowa and thoughts about alfalfa's overwintering success" (2005). Integrated Crop Management News. 1380.
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