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Frost Hits Australia's Citrus & Fruit Crops
« on: August 04, 2014, 10:04:03 AM »
Fruit growers across Sunraysia in north west Victoria, are waiting to see what kind of impact the weekend's frosts will have on their crops.

Growers have recorded some cold temperatures over the past few days, but say it's still too early to tell what the damage will be.

Mourquong citrus grower Colin Nankerville says he's hopeful the damage will be confined to limited parts of the orchards.

"There's not much fruit left that's in a dangerous situation," Mr Nankerville said.
"We apply water to keep things moist and in the case of avocados, we've got frost fans.

"So far, so good, I think."

Robinvale avocado grower Tony Natale says he's had three significant frosts at his property and is waiting to see what any further frosts will do.

"We're just seeing a day or so after, the burning of the leaves," Mr Natale says.

"They brown off and hopefully, if you can get away with the odd burnt leaf, it's not too bad.

"It really takes two to three days before you can really determine how many are burnt or not.

"There's nothing much you can really do...you don't work up your soil and you have your frost fans and you apply water."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-04/growers-wait-to-weigh-up-frost-damage/5646896
« Last Edit: August 04, 2014, 10:05:36 AM by Millet »

 

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