Improved pre-season planning for frost
Growers make optimal decisions on crop choice, placement and sowing in frost-prone cropping regions.
Growers have more accurate knowledge of the pattern and severity of frost events across the cropping landscape.
Growers and agronomists use knowledge of the frequency and distribution of frost/cold events to guide crop and variety selection, crop placement and planting decisions.
The grains industry has access to accurate information about the relationships between the severity and timing of frost events and their impact on yields of major grain crops.
Growers have accurate information on the impacts of stubble load and soil management on frost severity.
Growers have access to varieties with improved yield in frost-affected cropping regions.
Plant breeders have tools to effectively reduce the frost sensitivity of major grain crops.
Informed in-season management decisions
Growers optimize type and timing of crop inputs in frost-prone cropping regions to minimize the impact of frost.
The grains industry has improved in-season forecasting tools to better predict frost events and guide risk management decisions.
Growers have improved knowledge of the economic value of modifying different in-season management practices to reduce frost-related yield losses.
Growers have access to novel and innovative in-season frost protection products.
Effective post-frost responses
Growers make informed decisions regarding extracting value from frosted crops.
Growers have access to accurate measurement tools to quantify yield loss following frost.
Growers have knowledge of the economic value of different salvage options and management practices which can be applied to frost-affected crops.