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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Keywords

Cereals, Wheat, Barley, Oats, Frost injury, Western Australia

First Page Number

79

Last Page Number

82

Abstract

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.

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