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Frost, now and in the future

This project aims to build knowledge informing grower and advisor decisions relative to current seasonal events. A priority is supporting and engaging with growers inexperienced with frost and underprepared to manage effects on their profitability.

A GRDC invested 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.

Activities

In 2021 a series of pre-seeding workshop were delivered building frost preparedness and response knowledge. Later in the year, pop-up paddock walks were held in localities that experienced significant frost events where experts shared knowledge to inform grower decisions and agronomy response strategies.

During 2022 a ‘post frost event’ nutrition extension session was delivered ahead of seeding by project consultant Garren Knell. With the support of GRDC as part of it’s study tour grants program, an interstate frost study tour is being run during September 2022. Further activities in the year will be responsive to frost season events and are currently under evaluation for delivery.

Project Updates

Update 1 – Time of sowing insights | November 2022

Following recent frosts, Stirlings to Coast Farmers hosted a Pop-up Frost Field Day at the GRDC/GGA Amelup frost trial site on November 2, 2022. The impact of time of sowing on frost severity across various crop types was discussed with key insights shared here soon.

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GGA Program Broker Mark Holland: 0429 202 393 | mholland@gga.org.au  


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Posted on

30 May 2021