Frost events can have significant impact on canola crops. A comprehensive frost management strategy needs to be part of annual farm planning. It should include: pre-season, in-season and post-frost event management tactics. . Farmers have been left with a tough decision about how to get some return from affected crops.

Useful references:-

Determining the extent of frost damage in canola crops
Pulses and Canola – Frost Identification: The back pocket guide GRDC Bulletin 4401. 

Planning for immediate actions in frost damaged canola crops
Canola hay and silage – cutting time and feed quality NSW DPI.

Making the most of a failed canola crop GRDC Canola Hay and Silage Fact Sheet, September 2010.

Managing Frost Damaged Canola by Brian Hall, Canola & Edible Bean Specialist, OMAFRA

GRDC Managing Frost Risk

Grains Research & Development Corporation
Managing the risk of frost GRDC Frost Risk Fact Sheet, March 2009.

If you have any further questions you can contact DuPont Pioneer (www.pioneer.com ) or alternatively speak with your local Agronomist.