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Information for frost assessments

Thank you to Steven Falivene for supplying a presentation on what to look for in determining frost damage in citrus.  For more information, please contact DPI Dareton on 03 50274409

The presentation can be found here: 

Frost Information

Some quick pointers are:

  • Drip irrigation offers little protection compared to under tree sprinkler or furrow irrigation
  • Check from the lowest part of the orchard and work from there
  • In a lot of cases there won’t be visible external damage and some damage will take up to 2 weeks to appear
  • Cut suspect fruit along with sheltered fruit, dry in the sun for a few hours and monitor differences.
  • Speak to your packing shed for more information, don’t harvest for the sake of harvesting as this can be a costly mistake


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