This project aims to build knowledge informing grower and advisor decisions relative to current seasonal events. A priority is to support and engage with growers inexperienced with frost and underprepared to manage effects on their profitability.
A GRDC funded project, GGA will collaborate with grower groups, DPIRD and consultants to extend outcomes of previous frost R&D investments plus further develop knowledge around decisions relative to current seasonal events.
2022 Season Support
A presentation from Consult Ag’s Garren Knell was held on March 9, 2022 providing growers with information on crop nutrition for this years upcoming crop following last years frost event. Watch the recording here.
2021 Season Support
During the 2021 growing season, experienced frost consultants can be arranged through the GGA for a “pop-up” paddock walk or to address field days in localities experiencing significant frost events where experts are able to share knowledge to inform grower decisions relative to frost events. The priority for this free service is growers intermittently affected by frost, who are inexperienced or under-prepared to manage the effects on their profitability.
2021 Frost ID ‘Pop-Up’ Field Walks
Frost ID Management Resources
Frost tracking maps
2016 Benchmark Season
45 Seasons Historic Records
47 Seasons Historic Records
2021 Pre-seeding workshops
In the 2021 season, growers were supported with a series of pre-seeding workshops/presentations hosted by grower groups in 9 regional locations. The latest research and strategies to minimise the impact of frost on profit was presented and participants had the opportunity to develop their own personal 2021 frost management plan with input and guidance from experts attending.
GGA Program Manager Mark Holland: 0429 202 393 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Partners: GRDC, DPIRD, Tarwonga Pty Ltd, (Combined Garren Knell/ConsultAG), Combined Agronomic Service, Facey Group, FBG, STC, MADFIG, SEPWA, LIFT, Holt Rock Group, Southern Dirt.