Tactics to minimise frost damage on the Eyre Peninsula

Project Location
Eyre Peninsula
Project Manager
Naomi Scholz
Funding Source
GRDC
Start Date
March 2022
Finish Date
June 2024
Project Code
AIP2203-001SAX

Summary

Project outcome:

By July 2024 70% of all growers in the frost prone areas of Eyre Peninsula with have increased knowledge, confidence to adopt and ability to implement practices to minimise the impact of frost on their profitability.

Project description:

A major field site will be established in the Tooligie vicinity in 2022 and 2023. The major site will be split across two frost risk zones in one paddock and will demonstrate the efficacy of a range of strategies aiming to avoid, tolerate or mitigate frost.

Project steering committee:

AIR EP will convene a steering committee consisting of advisors working across the frost prone areas of Eyre Peninsula, plus Mick Faulkner. The steering committee will provide advice on field site location, hypotheses of evidence-based frost mitigation strategies that this project will investigate, evaluation and review of annual results, facilitation of frost discussion groups and contribution to extension outputs and messaging.

Project Steering Committee members:

  • Mick Faulkner
  • Michael Hind
  • Ed Hunt
  • George Pedler
  • Josh Hollitt
  • Andy Bates
  • Andrew Ware
  • admin support Naomi Scholz

Project partners:

EPAG Research led by Andrew Ware will deliver the field work and lead the research in the project.

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