The vineyard industry is growing across Georgia and across the Eastern United States. Frost is a perennial threat in these regions, and reducing frost risk can save approximately $48,000 per acre in return revenues. Since many growers new to the industry will be planting vineyards, it is important that they are aware of the risk of frost and ways to avoid it. This bulletin also serves as a good reference for current industry members who are unaware of the risk of frost or who want more information on how to manage its risk. This publication covers all aspects of vineyard frost protection, including weather patterns that cause frost/freeze damage, as well as passive and active methods that can be employed to reduce frost risk.


Status and Revision History
Published on May 01, 2018

Faculty
Cain Hickey Assistant Professor; Area of Interest: Viticulture, Horticulture Pam Knox Public Service Associate--Agricultural Climatologist, Crop & Soil Sciences Erick Smith Assistant Professor; Areas of Interest: Pomology, Horticulture
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