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Crop grazing can reduce early sowing frost risk

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Crop grazing can reduce early sowing frost risk.. Grain growers in frost prone areas should not be afraid of taking the opportunity to sow wheat early, if moisture is available, as the risk of damage to crops can be reduced using crop grazing to delay flowering... "At the Newdegate trial site, we found that early simulated grazing of crops for 10 days delayed flowering by four days; 20 days of grazing resulted in a 10 day delay, and grazing for 30 days extended flowering by 13 days," Mr Curtin said...