GRDC increased investment in frost research in 2014 to establish the National Frost Initiative. This five-year, national initiative will tackle frost from several angles and deliver growers a combination of genetic and management solutions to mitigate frost together with tools and information to better predict frost events.
The aim of the initiative is to provide the Australian grains industry with targeted R, D and E solutions to manage the impact of frost and maximise profit.
The initiative will address:
- Genetics – develop more frost-tolerant wheat and barley germplasm and rank current wheat and barley varieties for frost susceptibility
- Management – develop best practise crop canopy, stubble, nutrition and agronomic management strategies to minimise the effects of frost, and search for innovative products that may minimise the impact of frost
- Environment – predict the occurrence, severity and impact of frost events on crop yields and frost events at the farm scale to enable better risk management
Frost management tips and tactics
Frost management e-book for Western Australia
Managing frost risk- A guide for Southern Australian Grains
Regional GRDC GrowNotes™
Frost Play List- for topical information on frost in video format
Wheat and barley frost performance values
Frost identification in cereals
Frost identification in canola
Frost identification pulses and canola
Frost on twitter