A look at the ways in which farmers can prevent frost damage to fruit blossom.
Kew, London, East Peckham, Kent and Chelmsford, Essex.
Various shots of blossom covered branches at Kew Gardens.
A farmer drives through his orchard.
A green Austin is shown driving around the 'A. A. Orchards Tour' in Kent. Various shots of orchards, villages and oast houses, seen from the car.
A tractor drives through the orchard. A man examines the branches of blossom - he is studying ways to prevent fruit blossom being damaged by Spring frosts. Various shots of a pump transferring water from a brook, through pipes, to spray the blossom. Keeping the flowers at the temperature of melting ice protects them from frost. Various shots of oil heaters being filled - another frost fighting method. Shots of thermometer connected to a transmitter that warns the farmer if the temperature dips too low. L/S of sun set over the orchard. M/S of the farmer reading - he is interrupted by a frost warning bell. Various night shots of the farmer lighting the oil heaters.
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