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This field guide will help you identify the common symptoms of frost damage in pulse and canola crops. It also contains pictures of other plant symptoms often confused with frost damage in these crops.
Frost damage reduces crop yield and grain quality. Early identification of symptoms allows timely crop salvage decisions to be made.
Inspect pulse and canola crops between bud formation and during pod growth if right air temperature (recorded 1.2 m above ground) falls below 2 degrees celsius and there was a frost.
Check low lying, light coloured soil types and known frost prone areas first. Then check other areas.
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Frost damage, Crop yields, Soil types, Flowers, Plants, Seeds, Aphidoidea, Canola seed, Pods, Susceptibility
Agronomy and Crop Sciences | Organisms | Soil Science
White, C. (2000), Pulse and canola frost identification:the back pocket guide. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4401.