Early Sowing Project 2014

Southern NSW was one of the areas hardest hit by stem frost in July and August 2014, and this combined with heavy aphid infestations (due to above average temperatures in May) transmitting BYDV definitely took the shine off a lot of early sown crops. The early sowing trial sites at Junee Reefs and Rankins Spring were among the worst frost affected areas, and results from these trials highlighted some lessons for managing early sown crops into the future.