Stubble rate response for the management of frost severity - Tincurrin


Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Ben Biddulph (DAFWA), Rebecca Jenkinson (Living Farm), Sarah Hyde and Sheree Blechynden (Facey Group)
Year(s) 2014
Contributor Facey Group
Trial location(s) Site 11, Wickepin, WA
Stubble rate response for the management of frost severity - Tincurrin locations

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.

Key messages

Temperature results from both sites have demonstrated that stubble loads above 2t/ha increased the severity and duration of some frost events. Analysis of results on yield and frost damage is ongoing and will be presented.

Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation Facey Group
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program National Frost Initiative

Scott Young and Steve Angwin for providing the trial site and oat/barley stubble for the treatments, carrying out the seeding and agronomic management. GRDC, for funding the research through the Frost Initiative, Karyn Reeves, DAFWA statistician, Peter Hanson, The WeatherLogger for installation, maintenance and data acquisition of onsite weather stations. The following people are acknowledged for their significant contribution for the successful completion of the trial: Brenton Leske, Nathan Height and Mike Baker, DAFWA.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Frost: Tendency
  • Stubble: Management
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Wickepin 2014

Sow rate or Target density 70Kg/ha
Sow date 27 May 2014 27th May 2014
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 17m X 17m
Plot replication 3
Paddock history 2013-pasture

55kg/ha AgFLow, 50Kg/ha Urea


1.2L/ha Glyphosate, 350mL/ha 2-4-D Ester, 400g/ha Diuron, 2L/ha Trifluralin

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Trial results Table 1

@T1: 23/9/2014 @T2: 6/10/2014 @T3: 7/10/2014
# Variety
Treatment 1
Grain yield (t/ha) Average min. canopy temperature (C) Average min. canopy temperature (C) Average min. canopy temperature (C)
1 Mace Stubble Rate 0T 3.7 0.28 -0.39 0.42
1 Mace Stubble Rate 1T 3.7 0.2 -0.74 0.22
1 Mace Stubble Rate 2T 3.7 0.27 -1.34 -0.26
1 Mace Stubble Rate 4T 3.7 -0.37 -1.47 -0.26
2 Mace Stubble Rate 8T 3.7 -0.25 -1.19 -0.17
2 Mace
2 Mace
2 Mace
3 Mace
3 Mace
3 Mace
3 Mace
4 Mace
4 Mace
4 Mace
4 Mace
5 Mace
5 Mace
5 Mace
5 Mace

Grain yield t/ha


Average min. canopy temperature C

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 11, Wickepin, WA Loamy sand
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 11, Wickepin, WA Sodosol
National soil grid Source
NOTE: National Soil Grid data is aggregated information for background information on the wider area
Actual soil values can vary significantly in a small area and the trial soil tests are the most relevant data where available

Soil properties



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Site 11, Wickepin WA

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate

Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.

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