Risk of frost in the coffee zone of Paraná this weekend
URGENT - Confirmed risk of frost in the coffee zone of Paraná
The Agronomic Institute of Paraná (Iapar) and the Paraná Meteorological System (Simepar) confirm the risk of frosts with potential to cause damage to coffee plantations in the dawn of Saturday (6) and Sunday (7).
The recommendation for new coffee plantations, with up to six months of field, is to bury the seedlings.
Nurseries should be protected with several layers of plastic cover or heating, with the option to adopt both practices simultaneously.
In both cases (new crops and nurseries) the protection should be withdrawn as soon as the mass of cold air moves away and the immediate risk of frost ceases.
In crops between the ages of six months and two years, the recommendation to growers is to pile soil in the trunk of the plants to the first pair of leaves. This protection should be maintained until mid-September, and then withdrawn with the hands.
Further information on the Frost Alert and coffee protection techniques can be obtained at the addresses www.iapar.br, www.simepar.br, or by the disque-frada (43) 3391-4500.
IAPAR CLIMATE - Starting this year, alerts for Frost Alert will also be announced by the IAPAR Clima app, which is available for Android devices and can be downloaded for free on Google Play.
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