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Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
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Jutte's Fruit Farm uses a sprinkler irrigation frost protection system that mists plants with water. Ice forms and protects the plant from the chilly air while trapping the plant's heat.

Related online story:
Local fruit growers aren't sleeping well.
Blame Mother Nature.
Oscar Jutte, owner of Jutte's Fruit Farm near Fort Recovery, has an alarm by his bedside that awakens him when the temperature reaches 32 degrees. He then heads out to the fields to begin frost protecting his plants. [More]
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