Early-season freeze damage results in a range of potential yield impacts. Severe damage is often limited to low-lying areas within a field because cool air is heavier than warm air. Early season survival of corn plants is attributed to growing-point protection below the soil surface; however, a hard frost can penetrate the ground and kill plants. Regrowth of corn following freeze damage is often impeded by dead leaf tissue that can entrap new leaves. Plants significantly impacted by frost may experience delayed silking by 7 to 10 days. If conditions following the frost continue wet and cool – as forecasted, plants may die from bacterial soft rot infections, reducing plant stands.