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Traditionally ANZAC day marked the date on which growers in Western Australia would start dry seeding.
A new guide has been published to assist cereal growers to identify frost damage and consider crop management decisions.
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.
In 2020 the Department is conducting over 300 Grains Research trials across the state from Kununurra in the north to Esperance in the south.
This page hosts the 2018 frost trial information, handy project resources and the frost severity maps (from August).
Lupins should be harvested as soon as they are mature to minimise significant yield loss.
40% lower germination was measured from seed of plants exposed to wetting and drying at maturity.
An opportunistic weed time of removal trial was implemented in Jerramungup following 66mm in February 2017.
Yield of chickpea crop-topped at the right time to control weed seed set was 59% of the unsprayed control.
With so many new wheat varieties out there, you may be scratching your head over which variety to choose for next season.