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Apple farmers win with wind machines

Equipment protects against early frosts

Jeremy Knight poses for a picture in front of a wind machine used to warm the ground of Knight Orchards in Ballston on Friday, March 8, 2013 in the event of a late frost like last year.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Jeremy Knight poses for a picture in front of a wind machine used to warm the ground of Knight Orchards in Ballston on Friday, March 8, 2013 in the event of a late frost like last year.
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After a late frost last year killed three-quarters of Knight Orchards’ apple crop, brothers Jeremy and Joshua Knight were willing to invest some money to save some of the crop if it happens again. The Knights bought a new 30-foot-tall wind machine to circulate air on cold spring nights and protect vulnerable apple buds and fragile blossoms from frost in their town of Ballston orchards. The wind machine works by pulling warmer air, which rises ...


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