Substantial wheat and barley crop losses due to frost are known to occur in each of the major cropping regions of Australia through direct damage to plant tissues and late sowing to avoid main frost risk period.
This project was funded by GRDC from 2013 to 2015. The major outputs include quantitative data on the frequency of damaging frosts, yield and economic benefits to adapt wheat germplasm and management for current frost situation.
- Gene-based prediction of heading time to target real-time and future climate adaptation in wheat
- Predicting heading date and frost impact in wheat across Australia
- Landscape frost
- Using gene-based information to adapt wheat flowering time to avoid heat, frost and drought stresses in current and future climates
- Quantification of the effects of VRN1 and Ppd-D1 to predict spring wheat (Triticum aestivum) heading time across diverse environments