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ADAptation actions

Anti-frost candles and burners

Description

Systems that provide for the direct transfer of heat to the environment include combustion burners of LPG or other fuels, which move continuously around the orchard / vineyard on trailers pulled by a tractor or with an independent engine. Alternatively, special anti-frost candles can be used (cans of paraffin or other fuel called “bougies” in France) which, if distributed in large numbers in the middle of the orchard / vineyard, diffuse heat into the environment.

Characteristics

Supply chain:

Fruit and vegetables, Wine

Climate risk:

Damage from extreme cold

Action area:

Agronomic management

Mitigating action:

No

Technical level:

Medium

Applicable farm size:

Small, large

Effectiveness with respect to:

Damage from extreme cold
Moderate

Time frame of the action:

(Referring to the effectiveness of the action from an economic, agronomic and environmental point of view)

Damage from extreme cold
Short-term: 1 year or crop cycle