Frost protection basics

Logan Whenuaroa, Research Associate

Published Avoscene June 2017

With the cooler winter season approaching, protecting trees, their crop and their upcoming flower buds is extremely important.

There are a number of frost protection methods which can be utilised to mitigate the risk of low temperatures that cause damage to fruit and flowers for next season. However the most comprehensive frost protection will be no guarantee for protecting the crop and tree from the negative effects of low temperatures. Effective practices do however, provide a buffer that can mitigate the severity of some cold events and completely protect trees from others.

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