Frost

The impacts of frost and minimising variability in seasonal profits can be achieved using a combination of management solutions, tools and information. There are over 120 trials provided through OFT covering issues on frost including: frost tolerant varieties, managing frost risk, strategies to reduce frost damage, impacts of stubble management in frost prone areas and the grazing of crops to reduce the incidence of frost.

Refer to the Frost Identification Guide for Cereals to access additional information on identifying frost damage at various stages of plant development.

For further details on frost, refer to the document developed as part of GRDC’s National Frost Initiative, Frost – Frequently Asked Questions.

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A nationally coordinated series of trials across all major grain growing regions of Australia funded by GRDC. A standard protocol is used across all trial sites each year to ensure that results are comparable.

Long season wheat was sown at the Hamilton site

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Hamilton, VIC
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  • To evaluate the effect of water rate using a medium spray quality on bromoxynil based herbicides under conditions where coverage is not optimal.
  • To evaluate the effect of coarse droplets.
  • To evaluate the effect on wild radish control at different water rates with MCPA in tank mixtures with Velocity.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Type
Buntine, WA Sand to sandy loam
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Frost Tolerance of Triticale Varieties

Jeff Lawes (Glenorminston College), Robin Jessop (University of New England), Chris Bluett (DNRE), Matthew Jenkinson (DNRE)

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Crop type: Triticale 1 trial Variety Type
Hamilton, VIC
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Frost Tolerance of Triticale Varieties

Jeff Lawes (Glenorminston College), Robin Jessop (University of New England), Chris Bluett (DNRE), Matthew Jenkinson (DNRE)

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Crop type: Triticale 1 trial Variety Type
Streatham, VIC
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Frost Tolerance of Triticale Varieties

Jeff Lawes (Glenorminston College), Robin Jessop (University of New England), Chris Bluett (DNRE), Matthew Jenkinson (DNRE)

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Crop type: Triticale 1 trial Variety Type
Gnarwarre, VIC
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To show a range of strategies that minimise frost risk.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Frost Soil Type Soil Preparation
Birchip, VIC
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To investigate adaptation of new wheat varieties in their resilience to frost stress during the growing season.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
Wickepin, WA Sandy
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Triticale frost tolerance trial

Geoff Lawes (Glenormiston College), Robin Jessop (University of New England)

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Crop type: Triticale 1 trial Variety Type
Hamilton, VIC
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Triticale frost tolerance trial

Geoff Lawes (Glenormiston College), Robin Jessop (University of New England)

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Crop type: Triticale 1 trial Variety Type
Streatham, VIC
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To discuss agronomic practices – frost risk rankings table.

Crop type: Not specified 1 trial Frost Soil Preparation
Birchip, VIC
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To determine if any specific treatments reduced the impact of frost.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Frost
Yuna, WA
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To compare different clay spreading and tillage methods for the amelioration of water repellent soils.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Soil amelioration
Dandaragan, WA Deep yellow sand
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To determine if any specific treatments reduced the impact of frost

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Frost
Yuna, WA
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To investigate the influence of stubble management and rate on the duration, severity and frost damage in frost prone parts of the landscape in the Mallee and Wimmera regions.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Stubble Management
Hopetoun, VIC
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Grain & Graze 3 - Grazing crops and frost

Phil Barrett-Lennard (Agvivo), Sheree Blechynden and Sarah Hyde (Facey Group)

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To assess the impact of (and interaction between) grazing and frost damage on the grain yield and quality of a range of winter and spring cereal varieties sown at two times of sowing.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type Grazing Timing Sowing Timing Variety Type
Wickepin, WA Loamy sand
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Facey Group Agvivo

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To quantify the impact of stubble on the severity and duration of frost through canopy temperature and grain yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Frost Tendency Stubble Management
York, WA
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Stubble rate response for the management of frost severity - Cuballing

Ben Biddulph (DAFWA), Rebecca Jenkinson (Living Farm), Sarah Hyde and Sheree Blechynden (Facey Group)

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Determine if there is an interaction between temperature and various rates of stubble and outline whether increased stubble loads change the severtiy and duration of frost.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Frost Tendency Stubble Management
Wickepin, WA Sandy duplex
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Stubble rate response for the management of frost severity - Tincurrin

Ben Biddulph (DAFWA), Rebecca Jenkinson (Living Farm), Sarah Hyde and Sheree Blechynden (Facey Group)

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Determine if there is an interaction between temperature and various rates of stubble and outline whether increased stubble loads change the severtiy and duration of frost.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Frost Tendency Stubble Management
Wickepin, WA Loamy sand
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To quantify the impact of stubble on the severity and duration of frost through canopy temperature and grain yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Frost Tendency Stubble Management
Nyabing, WA
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To investigate the impact of stubble on frost severity and duration.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Protection Stubble Type
Nyabing, WA
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The aim of this work was to better understand the impact of stubble management on in-canopy temperatures and the associated risk of frost in cropping environments with high yields and high stubble loads.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Frost Stubble Management Stubble Height
, NSW
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To value-add to grazing crops as frost mitigation tool by investigating the interaction of time x height of (simulated) grazing on wheat crop recovery and delay in flowering window.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Frost Tendency Grazing Timing Grazing Rate
Gnowangerup, WA
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To value-add to grazing crops as frost mitigation tool by investigating the interaction of time x height of (simulated) grazing on wheat crop recovery and delay in flowering window.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Frost Tendency Grazing Timing Grazing Rate
Dumbleyung, WA
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To value-add to grazing crops as frost mitigation tool by investigating the interaction of time x height of (simulated) grazing on wheat crop recovery and delay in flowering window.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Grazing Timing Grazing Rate
Lake Grace, WA
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Role of stubble management on the severity and duration of frost and its impact on grain yield

Ben Biddulph (DAFWA), Rebecca Jenkinson (Living Farm), Sarah Hyde and Sheree Blechynden (Facey Group)

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To quantify the impact of stubble on the extent, severity and duration of frost and determine its effect on canopy temperature and grain yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble Management Stubble Type
Wickepin, WA Loamy sand
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To quantify the impact of stubble on the extent, severity and duration of frost and determine its effect on canopy temperature and grain yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Frost Tendency Stubble Management
Wickepin, WA Sandy loam
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To demonstrate a strategy to reduce the risk of frost and heat shock damage.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Corack, VIC
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To sow wheat varieties earlier to reduce the possibility of heat shock events during grain fill whilst taking into account the frost risk. To sow more than one variety in the one paddock as a mix to ensure that the whole crop is not susceptible to frost and heat shock at the same time

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Sowing Rate Sowing Timing Variety Type
Kooloonong, VIC
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To sow wheat varieties earlier to reduce the possibility of heat shock events during grain fill whilst taking into account the frost risk. To sow more than one variety in the one paddock as a mix to ensure that the whole crop is not susceptible to frost and heat shock at the same time

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Sowing Rate Sowing Timing Variety Type
Birchip, VIC
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The aim of this work was to identify new wheat varieties for maximising grain yield in dry and drying seedbeds in the scenario of possible frost risks during the growing season at Wickepin.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
Wickepin, WA Sandy loam
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To trial and demonstrate two possible agronomic adaptations to a changing climate:

  • to sow wheat varieties earlier to reduce the possibility of heat shock events during grain fill whilst taking into account the frost risk, and
  • to sow more than one variety in the one paddock as a mix to ensure that the whole crop is no… read more
Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Fertiliser Rate Sowing Rate Variety Type
Birchip, VIC Swan Hill, VIC
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Faba beans and lentils are two important pulse crops with growing interest from farmers in low rainfall areas of South Australia. Recent high prices of lentils together with their rotational benefits make these crops potential new options for some areas of the Eyre Peninsula, however frost and heat stress can compromise performance and crop yiel… read more

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Crop Type Sowing Timing
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Clay loam
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To identify the highest yielding canola variety in the southern Mallee.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Variety Type
Watchupga East, VIC
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Optimising cultivar and time of sowing in wheat

Sarah Noack, Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group) and James Hunt (CSIRO)

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To investigate time of sowing for individual wheat cultivars with different maturities.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Optimising cultivar x time of sowing in wheat

James Hunt (CSIRO), Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group)

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To investigate optimum time of sowing for individual wheat cultivars with different maturities

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
Hart, SA Calcarosol
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  • To investigate the impact of crop-topping and harvest timing on the yield and quality on new green lentil varieties.

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Crop Variety Variety Type
Pimpinio, VIC
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Increasing yield and reducing risk through early sowing in South Western NSW

Neil Fettell (CWFS) James Hunt, Brad Rheinheimer, Tony Swan, Laura Goward (CSRIO) Barry Haskins, Rachael Whitworth, Mat Ryan (AgGrow Agronomy)

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This trial addresses issues which may be a barrier to early sowing in the region. In particular; 1. What varieties preform well from early sowing? How do winter and long season spring varieties compare? 2.Can early sown crops be managed to avoid excessive vegetative growth and low harvest index, particularly in dry finish? 3. How do early sown y… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Rate Sowing Timing Variety Type
Rankins Springs, NSW Red sandy loam
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Bacterial blight in field pea

Jenny Davidson (SARDI), Tony Leonforte (DPI Vic), Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group) and Simon Honner (Cox Rural)

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To report on bacterial blight in field pea.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Crop Crop Type Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA Calcarosol
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To assess the potential of lentils in the Birchip area and compare the grain yield of commercial lentil varieties at Birchip.

Crop type: Lentils 3 trials Variety Type
Birchip, VIC Charlton, VIC Rosebery, VIC
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To investigate whether ryegrass seed set could be manipulated using alternative harvesting techniques such as windrowing and crop topping.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Watchupga East, VIC
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To report on the use of pulses now and in the future.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Crop Type
Condobolin, NSW
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Wheat variety trials

Geoff Dean (SFS), Simon Munford (DPIW), Brett Davey (SFS)

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Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Variety Type
Longford, TAS
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To investigate (as part of a larger trial) where the nitrogen requirements of wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing Fertiliser Application Fertiliser Method
Watchupga East, VIC
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To provide an overview of the year that was.

Crop type: None 1 trial No treatment
Birchip, VIC
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Comparing break crop performance in the SA Mallee

Michael Moodie, Todd McDonald (MSF), Nigel Wilhelm (SARDI) and Ray Correll (Rho Environmental Pty Ltd)

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To compare break crop productivity and profitability on major soil types in the northern South Australian Mallee.
 

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Crop Type Crop Rotation
, SA
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Comparing break crop performance in the SA Mallee

Michael Moodie, Todd McDonald (MSF), Nigel Wilhelm (SARDI) and Ray Correll (Rho Environmental Pty Ltd)

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To compare break crop productivity and profitability on major soil types in the northern South Australian Mallee.
 

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Crop Type Crop Rotation
, SA
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Comparing break crop performance in the SA Mallee

Michael Moodie, Todd McDonald (MSF) Nigel Wilhelm (SARDI) and Ray Correll (Rho Environmetrics Pty Ltd)

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Trials were implemented to compare break crop productivity and profitability on major soil types in the northern South Australian Mallee. This information will help farmers in this region to select the most appropriate break crop for their farming system.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type Soil Type
Waikerie, SA
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Comparing break crop performance in the SA Mallee

Michael Moodie, Todd McDonald (MSF), Nigel Wilhelm (SARDI) and Ray Correll (Rho Environmetrics Pty Ltd)

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Trials were implemented to compare break crop productivity and profitability on major soil types in the northern South Australian Mallee. This information will help farmers in this region to select the most appropriate break crop for their farming system.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type Soil Type
Loxton, SA
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Field pea variety development

Tony Leonforte, Janet Exell, Bruce Holding and Trevor Bretag

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  • To compare field pea variety performance for Victoria’s grain growing regions.
  • To assess the relative performance of advanced breeding lines identified as potential commercial releases by the national field pea breeding program.

Crop type: Field peas 8 trials Variety Type
Beulah, VIC Horsham, VIC Laen, VIC Minyip, VIC Rainbow, VIC Tarranyurk, VIC Ultima, VIC Warne, VIC
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To evaluate new and commonly grown lupin varieties in a low rainfall environment.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Variety Type
Kalannie, WA Sand
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