Frost guide could prove handy

A GUIDE to help with cropping management if frosting has occurred is available.

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A frost guide is available for grain growers. Image courtesy DPIRD.

The guide, produced by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, with co-investment from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), assists with identification of frost damage and consideration of crop management decisions.

The guide is wirebound and printed on water-resistant/heat-resistant paper or can be downloaded from the GRDC's website.

Cereal crops are most susceptible to frost damage during flowering, however, they are also susceptible at the early booting and grain filling stages. Leaves, stems, anthers, ovaries and grain can all be affected by frost. A plant may suffer stem, flowering and grain frost, especially if a series of frost events occur throughout development.

The guide includes details on when to inspect cr...

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