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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Trials of a wind machine for frost protection in citrus

HJ Frith

Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 6(6) 903 - 912
Published: 1955

Abstract

A horizontal axis wind machine for prevention of frost damage, built in Australia, has been tested under local conditions in a citrus grove. It was shown to be effective in raising orchard temperature by 2°F over an area of up to 10 acres at a power expenditure of 12 h.p. (electrical input) per acre, which is comparable to results obtained with similar machines in California and with the low speed Australian type of wind machine.

https://doi.org/10.1071/AR9550903

© CSIRO 1955


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