Frost Control Sprinklers at Work in the Vineyard.

Frost Coontrol Sprinklers - Nottely River Valley Vineyards, Murphy NC

April was cruel. Three of our nine blocks covered with, a water flow rate of 53 gallons/ minute. April 20’s low temperature of 23.6, with below freezing temperatures for 6.5 hours will definitely hurt the vines. The water has to run until all the ice is melted probably around 11am, ( total run time of about 9 hours). Boy, if we have a harvest this year we may have to change the label to “ICE AGE!”