Frost protection systems tremendously benefit commercial blueberry production in Georgia. These systems are expensive and usually configured as overhead irrigation systems. For the system to provide protection, it must operate as soon as it's needed. The best practice for maintaining a frost protection system is to perform preventative maintenance service every late fall or early winter. This publication offers blueberry growers suggestions on how to prepare their frost protection systems for future operation. Recommendations include a check-off list for maintenance and inspection of overhead irrigation systems, important considerations when preparing for freeze events.

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Published on Apr 16, 2018

Erick Smith Assistant Professor; Areas of Interest: Pomology, Horticulture Wesley Porter Assistant Professor, Crop & Soil Sciences James L. Jacobs County Extension Coordinator, Southeast District
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