Cereals, Wheat, Barley, Oats, Frost injury, Western Australia
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Late spring frosts commonly reduce yields and affect the quality of grain in wheat crops, especially in the southern, eastern and north-eastern districts. The damage is usually localised on individual farms, but is sometimes widespread.
Barley, and oats to a lesser extent, are also affected. Average losses of wheat in Western Australia have been estimated at 3 to 5 per cent, per year, or about 2 million bushels on current production figures.
Perry, M W. and Brown, A. G. P.
"Frost injury to cereals in W.A,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 13:
3, Article 5.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol13/iss3/5