Frost Tactics: Amelioration comparison at Moody

Trial In Progress


Research organisatons
Funding source
Agricultural Innovation & Research Eyre Peninsula EPAG Research Trust

Trial details

Researcher(s) Andrew Ware
Contact email
Contact phone 0427884272
Year(s) 2022
Contributor Agricultural Innovation & Research Eyre Peninsula
Trial location(s) Moody, SA
Frost Tactics: Amelioration comparison at Moody locations

To determine the effect of soil amelioration on frost damage 

Key messages
Not specified
Lead research organisation Agricultural Innovation & Research Eyre Peninsula
Host research organisation EPAG Research Trust
Trial funding source GRDC AIP2203-001SAX
Related program Tactics to minimise frost damage on the Eyre Peninsula

Landholder: Ryan Modra

Other trial partners Rhaquelle Meiklejohn


Crop type Cereal (Grain): Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil Preparation: Tillage
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Unknown

Moody 2022

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Other trial notes

Anecdotal evidence that soils that have been ameliorated experience less frost damage. Quantifying this hasn't been done in SA. 

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Moody, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Moody, SA Sodosol
National soil grid Source: CSIRO/TERN
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.

Moody SA


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.

Trial report and links

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Trial last modified: 25-05-2023 15:40pm AEST