frost hazard

frost hazard

[′frȯst ‚haz·ərd]
(meteorology)
The risk of damage by frost, expressed as the probability or frequency of killing frost on different dates during the growing season, or as the distribution of dates of the last killing frost of spring or the first of autumn.
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Kalma, "Frost hazard assessment from local weather and terrain data," Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, vol.
Trees from pistachio collection center orchard were sampled during, February, March, April and May (2010) (peak frost hazard) from floral buds, immature fruit and leaves.
If you are using self-reseeding annual or perennial cover crops, keep the vineyard floor mowed short to minimize frost hazards. The shorter you can keep the cover crop, the more heat is stored in the soil.