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drought prevention

Heaters

Wind machines

All fruit plants, but mainly used in tree fruits

All fruit plants, but mainly used in tree fruits

Installation cost lower than irrigation

No risk if heating rates adequate

Very effective

May not be practicable due to soil moisture and other unfavorable weather conditions

None

None None

Very few scientifically tested so far

Installation costs relatively high

Risk damage to crop if rates inadequate

Ice buildup may cause limbs to break

Overwatering can waterlog soil

Does not provide protection in winds above 8kmph

Fuel oil expensive

Not effective in winds above 5 kmph or advective freeze

Expensive

A rapidly rising phase of SOI in late autumn is an indication of fewer frosts in the season and the occurrence of the last frost early in the season. In other words, the frost period will not be prolonged late into the season. The reason for this scenario is median to above-median rainfall and cloud cover for a greater number of days resulting in less radiational cooling of the earth's surface in the winter season.

Forecast for Next One to Two Days

The meteorological conditions for frost occurrence are clear skies, inversion of temperature, and wind speed less than 7 kph. These weather conditions are normally associated with high pressure systems during the winter season. If the sky is clear, the atmosphere is comparatively calm during a cold evening, and the weather map on television shows that the area of interest falls well within a high pressure system, frost is expected during the next one to two nights.

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