BC Frost Protection Guide

This Guide is available at the Sustainable Agriculture Management Branch website of the Ministry of Agriculture.  

Frost, or freezing temperatures in the early spring or late fall, can result in considerable damage to many of British Columbia’s horticultural crops. A significant portion of this crop loss can be prevented by implementing some form of frost protection.

Frost protection is required in certain areas (or small isolated locations) to lengthen the growing season making it possible to grow horticultural crops which otherwise would not be feasible or economical.

In British Columbia, frost protection systems are mostly used to ensure that maximum crop production and quality can be achieved every year. This is important, especially with kiwifruit, cranberries, tree fruits, grapes and other crops requiring high capital investments.

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