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Wheat growing in Tasmania: Suitability factors for assisting in site selection


Cotching, B and Sparrow, L and Kerslake, F and Smith, R, Wheat growing in Tasmania: Suitability factors for assisting in site selection, Wealth from Water Factsheet, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Hobart, Australia (2012) [Report Other]

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An important site suitability factor contributing to the growing of a successful wheat crop (Triticum aestivum) is the risk of frost at the flowering stage as frost can affect yield and quality. A frost at this key growth stage can cause the grain to not fill resulting in reduced yield and downgrading to stock feed. Often these frost affected crops are best utilised as direct fodder for stock and are cut and baled prior to browning off.

Item Details

Item Type:Report Other
Keywords:Wheat, enterprise suitability, factsheet
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, land and farm management
Research Field:Agricultural land planning
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Grains and seeds
Objective Field:Wheat
UTAS Author:Cotching, B (Dr Bill Cotching)
UTAS Author:Sparrow, L (Dr Leigh Sparrow)
UTAS Author:Kerslake, F (Dr Fiona Kerslake)
UTAS Author:Smith, R (Dr Rowan Smith)
ID Code:118163
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2017-07-05
Last Modified:2017-07-07

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