Wind machine-orchard heater system for frost protection in deciduous orchards
Todd V. Crawford, University of California, Davis.
Arthur S. Leonard, University of California, Davis.
California Agriculture 14(8):10-13. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v014n08p10.
Todd V. Crawford is Assistant Agricultural Engineer, University of California, Davis. Arthur S. Leonard is Specialist in Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis.
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The following article is the twelfth annual report of progress in studies on orchard frost protection published in California Agriculture.
Rodney Vertrees provided the test peach orchards and the under-tree wind machine, and assisted in the tests.
Fred Lory and Richard Miller, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis, assisted in these studies, as did George Post, Dave Chaney, and Dave Ramos, Farm Advisors, University of California, Sutter County.
Joe Ganser and Tom Beecroft, United States Weather Bureau, also assisted with forecasts and participation in the spring tests.
The return stack orchard heaters used in the experiment were loaned by National-Riverside Company and Scheu Products Company.
The above progress report is based on Research Project No. 400-U.