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A new guide has been published to assist cereal growers to identify frost damage and consider crop management decisions.
A new guide has been published to assist canola and pulse growers to identify frost damage and consider crop management decisions. Frost damage reduces crop yield and grain quality.
Taking experimental measurements can be labour intensive and time consuming, in addition the methods chosen must be repeatable (regardless of operator) with small degrees of error.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) plays a major role in addressing the impact of frost on WA growers through a combination of on-farm research and development ac
Frost is difficult to manage. It has a significant economic and emotional impact on the whole community.
This page hosts the 2018 frost trial information, handy project resources and the frost severity maps (from August).
The national project, Determining yield under frost – one degree at a time, aims to determine the relationship between the level of floret sterility (FS) and yield loss in wheat.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development provides up-to-date information about the coming season and its potential impacts on cropping and agriculture.
Western Australia's climate has changed over the last century, particularly over the last 50 years. Average temperature has risen about 1°C.
The department is a key partner in the Grains Research and Development Corporations' (GRDC) National Frost Initiative (NFI) which aims to provide the Australian grains industry with targeted resear