The everyday of our family farm
Hopefully your frosts are over. We may get more.
Can you still get about 1/3 yield from the damaged oats?
No. If the whole paddock was like the plant on the left then it wouldn't be worth harvesting for grain. There are large areas of crops in NSW that are frost damaged and won't be worth harvesting. Many of these crops are being cut for hay or grazed with stock, so at least the farmers will get something. The oats above are from a paddock that we were intending to make for hay anyway.
Gosh that was sort of lucky.
Glad to hear that you still have some crops not hit but it sounds like some farmers have problems. Take care Diane
That doesn't look so good.
Uh oh! I'm glad you will still be able to harvest, but I'm assuming it will still hurt quality somewhat? Our wheat can sometimes get "zapped" by frost and still produce, but there aren't many crops like that. (And a freeze can really damage wheat, too, so it's kind of luck of the draw.) Good luck!
I never thought about frost damage on oats or wheat... most interesting!
Your winter has certainly hung on and we were being envious with our onrush to summer.
sure makes a difference.............no chance of a frost here.............