Frost vigil aids grain recovery

Agrilink consultant Mick Faulkner demonstrating how to assess stem frost damage during a frost management workshop.

Agrilink consultant Mick Faulkner demonstrating how to assess stem frost damage during a frost management workshop.

PADDOCK temperature measurement could help grain growers determine whether their crops have been subjected to frost, enab­ling them to quickly work to salvage a return from affected crops.

Temperature monitoring in a paddock in frost-prone areas is seen as an important tool, yet very few growers measure temperature at the susceptible parts of their property, according to Agrilink Agricultural Consultants principal consultant Mick Faulkner.

Mr Faulkner, who is part of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) National Frost Initiative project, said growers should consider using temperature loggers to more accurately identify when low temperatures occurred.

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