Late season frost

Late season frosts can have significant impacts on agricultural crops across the state. When they occur, Agriculture Victoria works with industry groups and farmers to assess potential damage and assist recovery.

Late season frost can have financial and emotional impacts on farmers and their businesses. If affected it's important to be proactive and make informed decisions on what actions you should undertake at what point in time.

Farmers with crops that may have been impacted by frost are encouraged to:

  • inspect crops for signs of damage (the longer you wait the less options you have to respond)
  • if damage suspected consult your agronomist to diagnose extent of damage
  • develop a plan of action/response with consideration to the short, medium and longer term.

To support farmers and advisors manage the impact of frost damage, links to relevant services and technical publications is provided.

Broadacre crops

Grapevines

Financial counselling

Rural Financial Counselling Service is available to provide free independent and confidential counselling and decision making support.

The RFCS can be contacted on 1800 686 175 (toll free) or:

Page last updated: 05 Jul 2021