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maturing grain crop

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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Drying climate may be causing more frosts.. South Australian farm advisers and their grain-growing clients who have been affected by recent severe frosts will gather in Clare on Friday (August 29) to discuss the situation... Eyre Peninsula farm advisers and their grain-growing clients who have been affected by recent severe frosts will gather in Kimba on Friday (September 5) to discuss the situation...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
'frost window' start and end dates have been pushed back by between one and four weeks in many WA cropping areas... After a suspected frost, the Department of Agriculture and Food, WA (DAFWA), recommends growers check cereal crops for signs of damage to stems, florets and flowers (anthers) and collect a sample of heads to estimate the percentage of yield loss... Symptoms of frost damage in wheat include: florets - bleached, shrivelled or dwarfed; stems - pale green to white rings on peduncle (where stem attaches to the head), crimped, cracked and/or blistered peduncle or blisters or cracks on leaf sheaths surrounding the stem and nodes; flowers - when husk is peeled back, anthers are white or brownish and can be banana shaped; developing grain - white and turning brown, dimpled/crimped, dry and spongy when squeezed; and mature grain - regular creases along the axis, sometimes a blue/grey appearance and usually dented or scalloped out on the dorsal or back...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Understanding frost risk in a variable and changing climate.. Study confirms frosts occurring later in WA.. New research has confirmed changes to frost patterns in the Western Australia grainbelt, with frosts occurring later in the year and increasing the risk of damage to maturing grain crops...
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