Improved pre-season planning for heat stress
Growers make optimal crop choice and sowing decisions in heat affected cropping regions.
Growers have access to varieties with improved yield under heat stress.
Growers use accurate information on the pattern and severity of heat stress in their region to guide variety selection and sowing decisions.
The grains industry has access to accurate information about the relationships between the severity and timing of heat stress and the impact on yields of major grain crops.
Plant breeders have tools to effectively improve the heat tolerance of major grain crops.
Informed in-season management decisions
Growers optimize canopy management and type and timing of crop inputs to minimize the impact of heat stress.
The grains industry has improved in-season forecasting tools to better predict heat stress and guide risk management decisions.
Growers have improved knowledge of how different crop input and canopy management practices influence yield under heat stress.
Growers have access to novel and innovative in-season heat mitigation products.
Effective post-heat event responses
Growers make informed decisions regarding extracting value from heat affected crops.
Growers have access to tools to predict, monitor and quantify yield loss associated with heat stress.
Growers have knowledge of the economic value of different salvage options which can be applied to heat-affected crops.