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Catalogue: Ground Cover
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...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
" Attachment to Project DAS00017 Reducing the impact of climate variability Frost Table 1: Agronomic practices to reduce frost risk ranked in order of importance Soil Heat Bank Ranking Description Ave temp at Manipulation canopy height 1... Reducing frost risk by increasing the clay content of sandy surfaced soils is the strongest finding in South Australia... Crops sown twice with half the seed sown in each run gives an even plant density and has been found to more slowly release the soil heat so that it can have an impact on air temperature at head height in early morning when frosts are most severe...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
To try and measure the problem more accurately, and find possible management options, a temperature study was established as part of the GRDC funded project 'Tools to reduce the impact of climate variability in south-eastern Australia' (involving NSW Agriculture and DPI Victoria)... The study examined temperature variation across paddocks and how these temperatures compared with the nearest Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) station... If a comparison could be made, historical temperature data could be used to look at frost risk over time...
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