Show simple item record Moeletsi, Mokhele Edmond Tongwane, Mphethe Isaac 2019-09-12T08:20:57Z 2019-09-12T08:20:57Z 2017
dc.identifier.issn 1687-9309
dc.description Journal article published in the journal of Advances in Meteorology Volume 2017, Article ID 5472869 en_US
dc.description.abstract Frost is one of the devastating agroclimatological hazards affecting crop production in the Free State Province of South Africa. In this study, frost (0∘C threshold) probabilities within different growing periods starting from the first dekad of October to the third dekad of February for a 100-day, 120-day, and 140-day crop were determined. The data used in the investigation was daily minimum temperature obtained from 55 weather stations located in and around the Free State Province with data from 1950 to 2010. The results show high spatial and temporal variability of frost within the different growing periods. The western, central, northern, and north western parts of the province have the longest planting window for all the growing lengths from mid-October to mid-January. The eastern, north eastern, southern, and south eastern parts of Free State have the highest frost risk with shortened planting window mostly from the first dekad of November to the second dekad of December. Thus, careful consideration of frost incidences is important for successful crop production in this area. en_US
dc.format.extent 12 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Advances in Meteorology en_US
dc.relation.requires Adobe Acrobat Reader en_US
dc.subject Frost en_US
dc.subject Crop production en_US
dc.subject Weather en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Frost -- South Africa -- Free State en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Crops and climate en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Climatic changes en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Plants, Effect of cold on -- South Africa -- Free State en_US
dc.title Spatiotemporal variation of frost within growing periods en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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