Spring

Frost risk occurs virtually every year across southern and eastern agricultural regions. Actual occurrence of frost is determined by location and landscape factors as well as climate.

Waterlogging causes soil structure collapse in sodic soils, because the clay particles holding soil particles together disperse.

Powdery mildew is a fungal leaf disease that reduces yield and grain quality in susceptible wheat varieties. It has multiple, fast life cycles in a growing season and can be very hard to control once it is established, so strategies are outlined below to avoid or treat early infection.

Spring frosts occasionally cause drastic reductions in crop yields in localised parts of the Western Australian wheatbelt. Different crops will show varying symptoms and be susceptible at a range of growth stages.

Frost occurs on clear nights in early spring when the air temperature drops to 2°C or less. Crop damage from frost may occur at any stage of development but is most damaging at or around flowering.

One method of weed control is to remove weed seeds in the fallow, stubble and pre-sowing phase. This can be achieved by encouraging the germination of weed seeds and then subsequently killing seedlings or destroying seeds and reducing seed viability.

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