Flower Power

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Flower Power is an online tool to predict wheat flowering times of up to three different varieties at the same time and the risk of frost or heat stress in your location. Use this information to support decisions on variety choice and the most appropriate sowing date. As with all models, this tool cannot give a 100% guarantee, but it is expected that you will be able to make reasonably accurate varietal comparisons.

What can Flower Power be used for?

Flower Power enables the user to compare flowering date predictions for up to three varieties at the same time over a range of sowing dates and to compare the predictions relative to risks of frost and high temperature events.

Development is a complex phenomenon. Early or late break of season, generally colder or warmer seasons, a northern or a southern location, freezing or high temperatures; are all conditions that can influence the day when a given variety will flower at a given location in a given season type


Christine Zaicou-Kunesch
Brenda Shackley
Page last updated: Monday, 11 March 2019 - 10:55am