Darcy Warren, Cassandra Schefe, Michael Straight, Nick Poole and Dale Grey
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.
• Stubble management can influence in-canopy temperatures.
• The in-canopy temperature of long stubble was colder than short stubble.
• All trial sites experienced fewer temperature extremes during 2016 than in previous years of this trial.
• There were no measured frosts during flowering in 2016. Further research is needed to determine the physiological significance of the observed temperature differences.
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|Trial funding source||GRDC RPI00009|
National Frost Initiative
This project is funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). Many thanks to the GRDC National Frost Initiative team for advice on frost temperature monitoring, frost damage assessment and statistical support. Thanks also to the farmer co-operators
|Other trial partners||Not specified|
|Trial design||Blocked, randomised and replicated|
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|Harvest date||Not specified|
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|Plot replication||Not specified|
SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
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