[NAFEX] heat tape - saving blooms
ROBERT W JUDY A HARTMAN
hartmansfruit at msn.com
Mon Mar 30 22:47:25 EDT 2009
I have a setup where there is a thermostat and when the temperature goes below a certain point it is connected to water that is turned on automatically. It worked great for saving pear blooms from being frozen. I haven't used it for several years now. I haven't really needed it the last few years. The biggest problem we had last year was that it was too cold for the mason bees to fly. There was a very light crop.
----- Original Message -----
From: Naomi Counides<mailto:naomi at oznayim.us>
To: 'North American Fruit Explorers'<mailto:nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 7:35 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] heat tape
Garfield Schultz once told me about using a sugar water spray for frost
protection. I never got around to trying it but I just did a google and
found references to mixtures containing sugar used for frost protection.
Another thing that can work is to run a sprinkler over your tree.
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