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dc.contributor.authorStutsel, Bonny Margaret
dc.contributor.authorCallow, J. Nikolaus
dc.contributor.authorFlower, Ken C.
dc.contributor.authorBen Biddulph, T.
dc.contributor.authorIssa, Nader A.
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-12T06:16:09Z
dc.date.available2021-07-12T06:16:09Z
dc.date.issued2020-03-13
dc.date.submitted2019-01-09
dc.identifier.citationStutsel, B. M., Callow, J. N., Flower, K. C., Biddulph, T. B., & Issa, N. A. (2020). Application of distributed temperature sensing using optical fibre to understand temperature dynamics in wheat (triticum aestivum) during frost. European Journal of Agronomy, 115, 126038. doi:10.1016/j.eja.2020.126038
dc.identifier.issn1873-7331
dc.identifier.issn1161-0301
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.eja.2020.126038
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/670125
dc.description.abstractFrost damage significantly restrains global wheat production. Frost development is well documented at the landscape scale but inadequately studied at the sub-paddock scale. Particularly at sites with flat topography, which are where frost field trials are conducted. In these trials, wheat varieties are compared for frost resistance with researchers assuming minimum air temperature (frost severity) is relatively uniform. But previous research has suggested that this assumption leads to falsely identifying frost resistance. Here, we demonstrate how fibre-optic Distributed temperature sensing DTS can be used to measure nighttime temperatures in a wheat crop, to better understand frost development in field trials. DTS uses the Raman Effect and the scattering of laser light to measure temperature continuously across a fibre-optic cable providing temperature data with high spatial and temporal resolution. We demonstrate that DTS can be used to record nighttime temperature in a frost field trial with an average accuracy of 0.105 °C across 3487 m by constructing a fibre-optic fence with eight rungs, spaced at 100 mm increments from ground level, through seven blocks of wheat with different sowing times. Our research shows that even in mild frost events, vertical temperature gradients of 0.24 °C per 100 mm develop in wheat crops, with the coldest temperatures occurring ∼100 to 200 mm below the top of the ear. We also show that cold temperature development during frost is non-uniform but spatially organised in a sowing block of two varieties (Wyalkatchem and Elmore). In a sowing block there was up to a 1.3 °C range in minimum air temperature and a 5.0 °C hr (degree hours below 0 °C) variation in cold. Whereas, across the site, there was a 0.5 °C range in minimum temperature, and a 3.7 °C hr range between sowing blocks.The larger variation in minium temperature within than between sowing blocks suggests that trial design may have a greater impact on the development of cold temperature than topographic or soil differences across flat sites. There is also a varietal impact on cold development with Wyalkatchem recording more degree hours below 0 °C than Elmore, and this is suggested as driven by morphometric differences (height, canopy density and closure).Our results provide an improved understanding of cold temperature development in field trials that will aid in the search for frost resistance. They may also help to better understand cold temperature-yield relationships so that the economic impact of frost to growers can potentially be predicted to enable effective post-event management decisions.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), National Frost Initiative, Project CSP00198 “Spatial temperature measurement and mapping tools to assist growers, advisers and extension specialists manage frost risk at farm-scale”. The lead author was supported by an Australia Government Research Training Program (RTP) award and GRDC Grains Industry PhD Research Scholarship. The funding bodies had no input into the paper other than financial support of the research. Thanks to landowner Bill Cleland, DPIR staff and trial site managers Mike Baker and Nathan Height.Thank you, Rebecca Smith, Living Farm for support in establishing and managing the field trial site. Peter Hanson, The Weatherlogger, is acknowledged for onsite weather station data service and monitoring. The anonymous reviewers and thesis examiners whose insightful comments and suggestions led to a much-improved manuscript are also thanked for their time and contribution.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.urlhttps://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1161030120300460
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF AGRONOMY. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF AGRONOMY, [115, , (2020-03-13)] DOI: 10.1016/j.eja.2020.126038 . © 2020. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectFrost
dc.subjectWheat
dc.subjectDistributed temperature sensing
dc.subjectDTS
dc.subjectField crop research
dc.titleApplication of distributed temperature sensing using optical fibre to understand temperature dynamics in wheat (triticum aestivum) during frost
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.identifier.journalEUROPEAN JOURNAL OF AGRONOMY
dc.identifier.wosutWOS:000528197200021
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionUWA School of Agriculture and Environment, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia.
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Primary Industries and Regional Development, 3 Baron-Hay Court, South Perth, WA 6151, Australia.
dc.contributor.institutionTerra15 Pty Ltd, Level 9/ 256 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia.
dc.identifier.volume115
dc.identifier.pages126038
kaust.personStutsel, Bonny Margaret
dc.date.accepted2020-03-02
dc.identifier.eid2-s2.0-85081256989


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