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Alight at dawn: French burn candles by apricot trees to protect from frost

AFP, 08 Apr 2021
In an attempt to combat the frost which has followed a couple of weeks of mild weather, growers have installed candles between the 1,700 apricot trees on this farm in Saint-Prim, IsĂšre. The fruit tree, which flowers early, is very sensitive to frost. In the valley, growers were unable to combat the effects of the heavy frosts that hit their orchards on Wednesday night and are suffering considerable losses.

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