Reading the Simplified Psychrometric Chart for Frost Protection


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Bucklin, Ray A., Dorota Z. Haman, Haimanote K. Bayabil, and Sandra M. Guzman. (2007) 2019. “Reading the Simplified Psychrometric Chart for Frost Protection: ABE 372/AE406, Rev. 5/2019”. EDIS 2019 (May). Gainesville, FL.


Provides growers with an introduction to psychrometrics, which can be used as a tool to time the use of frost protection methods. Includes examples and charts.

Update by Haimanote K. Bayabil and Sandra M. Guzman, May 2019.
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