Home Publications National Nursery Proceedings 1994 Use of Frost Fabric as a Seedbed Mulch and Frost Protection Method

Use of Frost Fabric as a Seedbed Mulch and Frost Protection Method

Spring frosts can cause substantial losses to seedling nurseries. Frost fabric - a spunbonded polypropylene product - is found to keep surface soil temperatures above freezing during frost events. It may be an alternative to irrigation and other traditional frost control methods. It is also a satisfactory seedbed mulch. Application and removal methods and equipment have been developed to facilitate use of this fabric on a production basis.


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Author(s): Randy D. Moench

Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 1994

Event: Combined Western Forest Nursery Association and the Forest Nursery Association of British Columbia
1994 - Moscow, ID

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