Frost

Frost is a serious problem for Australian grain growers and costs the industry billions of dollars each year. Keeping up to date with frost resistant grain variety research, knowing what to look out for in terms of frost and what to do, is critical. The frost trials on OFT below may be useful in this regard. 

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Frost tolerance of triticale varieties

Jeff Lawes (Glenorminston College), Robin Jessop (UNE), Chris Bluett and Matthew Jenkinson (DNRE)

Aims:

  • To identify triticale genotypes which have superior frost tolerance at flowering. 
  • To compare dry matter yield and growth characteristics of a range of triticale genotypes. 
  • To compare grain yield and performance of a range new triticale genotypes in Southern Victoria and compare these to varieties currently grown… read more

Crop type: Triticale 3 trials Variety Type
Gnarwarre, VIC Hamilton, VIC Streatham, VIC
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Lentil, herbicide tolerance (Group B), MRZ Wimmera (Horsham), Victoria

Jason Brand, Tim Nigussie, Abby Griffin (Ag Vic) and Amali Welgama (Federation University)

Aims:

To evaluate the tolerance of PBA Hurricane XT to post sowing pre-emergent and in-crop application timings of Group B herbicides in comparison with PBA Jumbo2.

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Herbicide Herbicide Type Herbicide Rate Variety Type
Horsham, VIC
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Chickpea, nutrition, LRZ Central Mallee (Ouyen), Victoria

Jason Brand, Tim Nigussie, Abby Griffin (Ag Vic) and Michael Moodie (Frontier Farming Systems)

Aims:

To investigate the response of chickpea to application of macro and micro-nutrients on a sandhill and swale soil.

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Fertiliser Variety Type
Ouyen, VIC
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Aims:

To investigate the adaptability of a range of lentil varieties and breeding lines to varying sowing dates. 

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
Horsham, VIC
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Aims:

To evaluate the adaptability of a range of lentil varieties and breeding lines in the low rainfall zone. 
 

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Variety Type
Curyo, VIC
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Southern advanced oat variety trial

Chris Bluett, Matt Jenkinson, Tim Brown (DNRE) and Craig Ross (VIDA)

Aims:

To assess grain quality, yield and suitability to the South West of Victoria. 

Crop type: Oats 3 trials Variety Type
Hamilton, VIC Lake Bolac, VIC Streatham, VIC
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To investigate the adaptability of a range of chickpea varieties and breeding lines to varying sowing dates. 

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
Horsham, VIC
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Chickpea, sowing time, LRZ Central Mallee (Ouyen), Victoria

Jason Brand, Tim Nigussie, Abby Griffin (Ag Vic) and Michael Moodie (Frontier Farming Systems)

Aims:

To investigate the adaptability of a range of chickpea varieties and breeding lines to varying sowing dates. 

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
Ouyen, VIC
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Lentil, sowing time, LRZ Central Mallee (Ouyen), Victoria

Jason Brand, Tim Nigussie, Abby Griffin (Ag Vic) and Michael Moodie (Frontier Farming Systems)

Aims:

To investigate the adaptability of a range of lentil varieties and breeding lines to varying sowing dates.

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
Ouyen, VIC
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Chickpea sowing time, HRZ Western District (Lake Bolac), Victoria

James Manson, Gina Kreeck, Claudia Higgins (SFS), Jason Brand and Abby Griffin (Ag Vic)

Aims:

To evaluate the appropriateness of chickpea varieties for the Victorian high rainfall zone (HRZ) on an autumn or spring sowing date. 

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
Lake Bolac, VIC
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Long season barley variety trial

Chris Bluett, Matt Jenkinson, Tim Brown (DNRE) and VIDA Barley Breeding Team

Aims:

To present results of the long season barley variety trial.

Crop type: Barley 3 trials Variety Type
Gnarwarre, VIC Hamilton, VIC Streatham, VIC
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To investigate the tolerance of a newly released faba bean variety PBA Bendoc to residual (simulated) and in-crop application of various Group B herbicides in comparison with the commercial variety PBA Samira. 

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Herbicide Herbicide Type Herbicide Timing Variety Type
Horsham, VIC
Source Data Unavailable
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Triticale frost tolerance trial

Geoff Lawes (Glenormiston College) and Robin Jessop (UNE)

Aims:

  • To identify triticale varieties which have superiorfrost tolerance at flowering.
  • To compare dry matter yield and growth characteristics of a range of triticale genotypes.
  • To compare grain yield and performance of a range of different varieties and compare them with varieties currently grown. 
     

Crop type: Triticale 2 trials Variety Type
Hamilton, VIC Streatham, VIC
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Wheat variety trials

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

Aims:

The aim of these trials was to compare existing wheat varieties under dryland and irrigated conditions, evaluate new breeding material and continue to assess the disease responses of all germplasm.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Fertiliser Rate Variety Type
Longford, TAS Riccarton (Campbell Town), TAS
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Aims:

To further compare existing wheat varieties and evaluate new breeding material. 

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Variety Type
Riccarton (Campbell Town), TAS Symmons Plains, TAS
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Aims:

To further compare existing triticale varieties and evaluate new breeding material. 

Crop type: Triticale 2 trials Variety Type
Riccarton (Campbell Town), TAS Symmons Plains, TAS
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Aims:

To further compare existing triticale varieties and evaluate new breeding material. 

Crop type: Triticale 2 trials Variety Type
Riccarton (Campbell Town), TAS Symmons Plains, TAS
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Which wheats for when? Western Australia

Brenda Shackley, Christine Zaicou-Kunesch, Jeremy Curry and Dion Nicol (DPIRDWA)

Aims:

To determine the appropriate sowing time by variety combination to maximise the grain yield and quality of wheat in different environments in Western Australia.

Crop type: Wheat 4 trials Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Type
Gibson, WA Katanning, WA Merredin, WA Mullewa, WA
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Aims:

To show a range of strategies that minimise frost risk.

Crop type: Triticale,Wheat,Barley 3 trials 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
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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
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To determine if any specific treatments reduced the impact of frost

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Frost
Yuna, WA
Source Data Unavailable
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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 3 trials 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)

Aims:

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: Oats,Wheat,Barley 3 trials Crop Type Grazing Timing Sowing Timing Variety Type
Wickepin, WA
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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 2 trials Frost Tendency Stubble Management
Nyabing, WA 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)

Aims:

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
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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)

Aims:

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
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Aims:

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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Aims:

The aim of this work is to understand the impact of stubble retention on in-canopy temperatures and associated risk of frost in cropping environments with high yields and high stubble loads.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Frost Stubble Management Stubble Height
Mulwala, NSW
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Aims:

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
Mulwala, 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
Dumbleyung, WA
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Aims:

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)

Aims:

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
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Aims:

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
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Aims:

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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Aims:

  • 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 2 trials Fertiliser Rate Sowing Rate Sowing Timing Variety Type
Birchip, VIC Kooloonong, VIC
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 To report on the outcomes of a series of faba bean variety × density experiments across northern NSW. 

The 2015 season was characterised by severe frost events, episodic cold weather during flowering and terminal drought during grain filling. These seasonal conditions severely affected crop performance, reducing the poten… read more

Crop type: Faba beans 5 trials Sowing Sowing Row spacing Variety Variety Type
‘Dunbar’, Bullarah, NSW Coonamble, NSW Cryon, NSW Tamworth, NSW Trangie, NSW
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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

Important Caution The results of this trial may have been impacted by unusual or adverse events
Low rainfall
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Sowing date is a key driver of yield and variety performance. The optimum sowing time for an individual variety is a balance between having the variety flower too early and being subjected to frost damage, and conversely having it flower too late and experience prolonged heat stress. Both of these factors can have significant negative impacts on… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Type Variety Type
Trangie Agricultural Research Centre, NSW
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Aims:

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 3 trials Fertiliser Rate Sowing Rate Variety Type
Birchip, VIC Culgoa, VIC Swan Hill, VIC
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This experiment reports the effect of three sowing dates on the timing of anthesis, grain yield and grain quality parameters for a range of commercially available and advanced bread wheat and durum varieties.

The combination of phenology and sowing date (SD) determines the probable timing of environmental stresses (frost and heat stres… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Variety Type
Tamworth Agricultural Institute, NSW
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To examine the impact of crown rot on yield and grain quality in 22 barley, six durum and 34 bread wheat entries across two sowing times at Tamworth in northern NSW in 2014. 

Crown rot, caused predominantly by the fungus Fusarium pseudograminearum (Fp), is a major constraint to winter cereal (wheat, barley and durum) production in th… read more

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 2 trials Crop Inoculant Variety Variety Type
Tamworth Agricultural Institute, NSW
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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)

Aims:

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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Aims:

  • 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 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)

Aims:

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
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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)

Aims:

To report on bacterial blight in field pea.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Crop Crop Type Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
Source Data Unavailable
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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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Aims:

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
Source Data Unavailable
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