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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Develop approaches to reliably screen for frost tolerance... Identify and select frost tolerant barley and wheat germplasm for use in breeding programs to reduce frost sensitivity of future commercial varieties... Future work will continue refining screening methods, searching for sources of tolerance, working towards developing frost sensitivity ratings of new varieties and validating the impact of frost induced sterility from mild frosts on yield in wheat and barley...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Ice crystals on the plant's surface grow through cracks in its outer layers or through the pores (stomata) in the leaves and stems, which causes ice to form inside the plant... For example, when plants have been grown in a glasshouse and then exposed to frost, only a mild frost may be required to kill the plant compared to the same plant grown outside, which is more acclimatised to the conditions... , high moisture levels and increased nitrogen application meant that the plants were growing well, with the plant sugars being used for growth, which left fewer water soluble carbohydrates in the cells to provide protection...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Ice crystals on the plant's surface grow through cracks in its outer layers or through the pores (stomata) in the leaves and stems, which causes ice to form inside the plant... For example, when plants have been grown in a glasshouse and then exposed to frost, only a mild frost may be required to kill the plant compared to the same plant grown outside, which is more acclimatised to the conditions... , high moisture levels and increased nitrogen application meant that the plants were growing well, with the plant sugars being used for growth, which left fewer water soluble carbohydrates in the cells to provide protection...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Develop approaches to reliably screen for frost tolerance... Identify and select frost tolerant barley and wheat germplasm for use in breeding programs to reduce frost sensitivity of future commercial varieties... Future work will continue refining screening methods, searching for sources of tolerance, work towards developing frost sensitivity ratings of new varieties and validate the impact of frost induced sterility from mild frosts on yield in wheat and barley...
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