Red alert for extreme polar cold in the country and black frost, the weather phenomenon that affects crops and animals

One of the biggest problems associated with this climatic phenomenon is the dreaded black frostWhat could I have devastating effects on the vegetation of several provinces during this period of intense cold.

What is black frost

Unlike the white frostwhich way frost is visible and can provide some protection to plants, black frost is much more dangerous. This phenomenon is characterized by the Internal freezing of plants without forming visible frost, which can result in severe damage and death of the plant.

According to Cindy Fernández, meteorologist at the National Meteorological Service (SMN)during the black frost, The intense cold freezes the water inside plant cells, breaking them down and leaving the vegetation dry and vulnerable. This scenario not only affects agricultural production, but also increases the risk of forest fires due to the accumulation of dry material, he said in conversation with Clarín.

To mitigate these effects, Fernandez suggests several protective measures, such as covering the roots with leaves to prevent the soil from freezing, installing irrigation systems that spray water to release latent heat, and using fans to avoid sudden drops in temperature.

Santa Cruz: Alert due to snowfall and extreme cold that endangers a million sheep

Due to the polar wave and extreme cold affecting several regions of the Patagoniasupplies were sent Alfalfa feed to help producers in emergency in Santa Cruz, instead of trying to save a thousands of sheep and cows.

In a coordinated effort, this Monday the First of 40 trucks expected for the week, coming from San Luis through a company specializing in balanced feed. Initial deliveries focused on areas such as Las Heras, Perito Moreno and Fuentes del Coyle, the most affected by the snowfall.


Millions of sheep were affected by the extreme cold in the country.

Millions of sheep were affected by the extreme cold in the country.

The feed, presented in the form of pellets based on dehydrated alfalfa, facilitates its transport and ensures a balanced supply of nutrients for the animals. This operation was made possible thanks to a fund $3.000.000 coming from the National Treasury Assistance, requested by the Governor Claudio Vidal and aimed primarily at supporting small and medium-sized producers.

In this first phase, More than 150 producers will benefit from 1,100,000 kilos of pelletswith a special focus on oVespas and cows in extreme emergency. The distribution has been organized with an established limit and the system of Senasa to determine subsidies according to the number of animals of each producer.

The distribution operation is being carried out by the Provincial Agrarian Council together with local rural societies, represented by the Federation of Agricultural Institutions of Santa Cruz.

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