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Catalogue: Ground Cover
In western Queensland, seasonal forecasts have moderate accuracy but rainfall from storms is very difficult to predict... New forecasting systems are based on general circulation models (GCMs), and Dr Stone's initial assessment has looked at the past six to seven years of forecasts... "Current weekly forecasts can completely change my thinking around operational decisions, such as for a winter crop whether we apply top-up fertiliser and whether we would try to harvest before a rainfall event...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Dodging climate bullets in Bordertown.. November 2009 is seared into the memories of south-east South Australian growers - especially Bill Hunt from Bordertown... 'Nalang' is on the dry end of the high-rainfall area, or the wet end of the wheat/sheep area, "depending on which way you look at it", Bill says...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Australia finished 2007 with nearly average rainfalls the timing of these events meant that many winter crops missed out on in-season falls By Rebecca Thyer When it comes to rain, timing is everything, something that many growers can attest to after missing out on crucial in-season rains last year, only to have them fall at harvest time... Dr David Jones, head of climate analysis at the Bureau of Meteorology's (BoM) National Climate Centre, says the irony of 2007 is that the year as a whole ended with almost average rainfalls across the eastern and southern states - it just fell at the wrong time. ".. Dr Jones says the dry conditions were not linked to the late onset of La Ni a, a weather event normally associated with increased rainfall during winter. "..
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