While wheat is not a major crop in the Southeast as it is in some other parts of the country, it is susceptible to hail damage here too, although the hail storms are not as frequent as in the wheat belt of the Plains. This is an interesting story about what happens to a field of wheat after it is damaged by a large hailstorm and gets infected by wheat streak mosaic virus. You can read it at Weather Underground at https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/Tiny-Bug-Inflicts-Massive-Hail-Damage-Year-after-Storm.

Source: Elliott Ross via the Washington Post