Kōrero: Viticulture

Frost sprinklers (1 o 2)

Frost sprinklers

Frosts can destroy vines and the grape crop. Many growers use water sprinklers to protect their plants when frosts are forecast. When water freezes on the vine it releases latent heat, keeping the growing buds or grape berries at a temperature where damage does not occur. These sprinklers are in the William Hill vineyards, near Alexandra, Central Otago.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 18 October 2006, p. 18
Photograph by Diane Brown

Permission of the Otago Daily Times must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Viticulture - Cultivation requirements', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/18308/frost-sprinklers (accessed 26 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008