Awnless wheats provide option to mitigate frost risk

September 21st, 2021

Grain Central, Other, 20/09/2021, Neil Lyon
Two new awnless wheat varieties for release to farmers in the southern farming zone this spring will provide an option for mitigating against the risk of frost, disease or heat. […] Frost trigger CSIRO Agriculture and Food chief research scientist Dr Greg Rebetzke said the trigger for developing the new awnless wheats came out of a Grains Research and Development Corporation western panel tour in 2016 through Lake Grace in Western Australia “where some big, showy crops had just been smashed by frost”.

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