Alternative Approaches to Vineyard Frost Protection

Mar 28, 2016

Newly emerging buds on vineyards are vulnerable to freezing early in the gapes' growing cycle.

Recent warm weather has triggered the onset of bud break in the vineyards, yet the lingering threat of cold nights carries enormous risk. But some new research suggests there are chemical and botanical measures that can deflect the danger of freezing, without requiring the use of large amounts of water or electricity. We get details from reporter Valerie Kim in Hopland.