Testing a wind machine as a method of protecting against flower frost in cultivated wild blueberries

Carl Boivin

Researcher, agr., M.Sc.

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Description

Testing a wind machine as a method of protecting against flower frost in cultivated wild blueberries

The objective of this project is to measure the performance of a portable wind machine under different weather conditions in commercial cultivated wild blueberries crops.

Objective(s)

Measure the performance of a wind machine under different weather conditions in terms of:

  • Range of air warming effect based on operating conditions;
  • Gain in air warming at the blossom level based on the distance from the machine;
  • Reduction of frost damage to flowers (if any).

From 2021 to 2022

Project duration

Fruit production

Activity areas

Partners

  • Bleuets Boréals Normandin
  • Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation

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