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  • Peer-to-peer frost learning focuses on risk zones
    Frost Management, 26 Aug 2021
    Peer-to-peer frost learning focuses on risk zones

    Frost is a complex cropping constraint to manage but growers have benefited from sharing their experiences through pre-seeding workshops in Western Australia. The major focus was on zoning paddocks according to their frost risk and managing them accordingly.

  • Paddock maps track Jack Frost
    Frost Management, 23 Jul 2021
    Paddock maps track Jack Frost

    A new model-based system developed by CSIRO researchers enables growers to map frost movement over paddocks. Minimum temperature maps of paddocks offer the chance to bring damaging frost episodes into clearer focus on a farm scale.

  • Oats to be supercharged as GRDC ups the ante
    Frost Management, 17 Mar 2021
    Oats to be supercharged as GRDC ups the ante

    As Gary Lang’s highest profit earner and with reasonable frost resistance, oats have become a regular part of his cropping rotation at Wickepin in Western Australia. This drives Gary’s keen interest in GRDC’s announcement of a comprehensive boost to oat improvement.

  • Strategic approaches to managing frost risk and impact
    Frost Management, 14 Mar 2021
    Strategic approaches to managing frost risk and impact

    GRDC frost workshops to be held in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania will cover all frost-related considerations for growers.

  • Structure seeding programs to minimise frost risk
    Frost Management, 11 Mar 2021
    Structure seeding programs to minimise frost risk

    ConsultAg consultant Garren Knell cautioned growers not to enter the 2021 cropping season with a false sense of security about frost after experiencing minimal frost damage in 2020.

  • Develop a personalised frost plan at workshops
    Frost Management, 19 Feb 2021
    Develop a personalised frost plan at workshops

    Grain growers will be able to tailor their frost management plans after attending a series of pre-seeding frost workshops in March.

  • Lipid composition clue to frost tolerance
    Frost Management, 07 Sep 2020
    Lipid composition clue to frost tolerance

    Researchers are starting to unlock the secrets of how frost-tolerant wheat varieties cope with the cold, with the identification of a biochemical pathway unique to frost-tolerant varieties. The finding by a GRDC-invested CSIRO project opens the door to new possibilities for phenotyping.

  • Frost should not drive input decisions, researchers say
    Frost Management, 13 Aug 2020
    Frost should not drive input decisions, researchers say

    Results from trials across southern and Western Australia have reassured growers that farm input decisions have little impact on the susceptibility of wheat crops to reproductive frost.

  • Call for grain sector stakeholders to help extend valuable frost R&D information
    Frost Management, 19 Jun 2020
    Call for grain sector stakeholders to help extend valuable frost R&D information

    Unique opportunity on offer to help deliver frost outcomes.

  • Planting date remains a viable frost management option
    Frost Management, 05 Apr 2020
    Planting date remains a viable frost management option

    Reminder that early winter crop sowing can help reduce risks of frost in the northern region.

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