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Retained stubble: friend or foe?

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Fiona Hobley (pictured with a Tiny Tag temperature logger) has tested the effects of different stubble loads on frost damage south of Nyabing, Western Australia... Paul Breust, research and extension coordinator with New South Wales grower organisation FarmLink Research, says there was an interesting development from the 2013 frosts that damaged crops in the Riverina region of southern NSW... Dr Biddulph says 2012 trials near Wickepin and York in WA showed stubble burning reduced the severity and duration of frosts...