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Garren Knell, a consultant from Western Australia-based ConsultAg who works with Mr Baker, says that across the state the frost caused losses of up to $105 million in potential net farm income... Although the thought of frost might be 'back of mind' given recent heatwaves, Mr Knell says it is important that a risk-management-based approach is taken early in the season... The guide, Managing Frost Risk - A Guide for Southern Grains , draws on the experiences of growers, researchers and advisers and aims to help growers develop a better understanding of how frost damages cereals, frost-risk exposure, economic options for sowing time based on risk exposure, agronomic strategies to minimise frost risk, how to make early assessments of frost-damaged crops, implementing management options for those crops, and finding support in the aftermath of a serious frost...
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Frost remains hot research priority for grains industry.. Significant yield losses caused by frost in Western Australia last year have underlined the importance of the grains industry's continued investment in research, development and extension (RD&E) to address the issue... "It is important that the GRDC also encourages and funds significant scientific effort in the area of genetics-based research, because that is where the most gains in combating frost are likely to be made," he said...
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A new mechanism to measure a cereal cultivars frost susceptibility has been developed by the Australian National Frost Program... 108.63: Ben Biddulph: And we actually go through every plot that 112.38: is flowering that day and we go through and tag between 30 and 60 heads in that particular 118: plot and we monitor those for the next 6 weeks, collect those heads and then take them back 122.64: to the laboratory and look at grain set and from that we can look at the reduction in 126.75: grain number and look at how the variety compares to other varieties at the same stage of development... 287.419: Ben Biddulph: But yeah it will be a while away I mean at 290.75: the moment growers can look forward to knowing the susceptibility of their varieties within 296.86: 2 to 3 years for wheat and barley but it is going to be a lot longer process for actually 301.669: developing frost tolerant per say and also trying to unravel those management impacts...
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Why frost needs a risk-management mindset.. Frost is a low-frequency but high-consequence event aiming for the median latest date is too risky... Information from the GRDC National Frost Initiative on the ranking of frost susceptibility, agronomic methods to change temperature at head height and forecasts of the likelihood of frost have to be incorporated into sound risk management...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Why frost needs a risk-management mindset.. Frost is a low-frequency but high-consequence event aiming for the median latest date is too risky... Information from the GRDC National Frost Initiative on the ranking of frost susceptibility, agronomic methods to change temperature at head height and forecasts of the likelihood of frost have to be incorporated into sound risk management...
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Farm scale research in participation with local grower groups in WA's southern grain production region was undertaken to evaluate a range of frost minimisation techniques... The key recommendation is that growers need to identify frost prone areas on their farm and manage these areas ... The project's suite of strategies provides options for growers to minimise their exposure to frost on prone paddocks and to reduce their financial exposure when frost damage occurs...
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Frost remains hot research priority for grains industry.. Costing the national grains industry more than an estimated $360 million on average each year, frost remains a funding priority for the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) which is about to embark on new frost-related R,D&E investments, in addition to an existing stable of frost research projects... "It is important that GRDC also encourages and funds significant scientific effort in the area of genetics-based research, because that is where the most gains in combating frost are likely to be made."..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Frost remains hot research priority for grains industry.. Costing the national grains industry more than an estimated $360 million on average each year, frost remains a funding priority for the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) which is about to embark on new frost-related R,D&E investments, in addition to an existing stable of frost research projects... "It is important that GRDC also encourages and funds significant scientific effort in the area of genetics-based research, because that is where the most gains in combating frost are likely to be made."..
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