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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: GRDC Updates
CropMate has been developed by Industry & Investment NSW using data from the Bureau of Meteorology and the QCCCE (Queensland Climate Change Centre of Excellence)... With inputs of commodity prices and growing costs, he compares a gross margins for wheat, durum, barley, canola, chickpea and faba beans that have been weighted according to the latest seasonal forecasts... 4. Tracking the season pages presents observations for the month, comparisons of accumulated rainfall, decision tool for nitrogen topdressing, a calculator to compare the outcome when salvaging crops for hay, silage or grazing and a top dressing decision tool...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
With inputs of commodity prices and growing costs, he compares a gross margins for wheat, durum, barley, canola, chickpea and faba beans that have been weighted according to the latest seasonal forecasts... 4. Tracking the season pages presents observations for the month, comparisons of accumulated rainfall, decision tool for nitrogen topdressing, a calculator to compare the outcome when salvaging crops for hay, silage or grazing and a top dressing decision tool... The CropMate tool is an example of how innovative research can be used to support grain grower decision making by incorporating research data, particularly around fertiliser use, variety performance, water use efficiency and sowing time, agronomic knowledge and climate information into the decision support tool...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Mr Schaefer sees the future including more targeted forecasting for growers through micrometeorology, the use of private providers (already common in the US and the UK), improved radars and a better understanding of climate variability... At the moment any micrometeorology data collected is not normally available to growers, but as technology improves Mr Schaefer hopes this will change, improving understanding of crop performance and crop protection... Mr Ring uses astrometeorology - the theoretical effect of astronomical bodies and forces on Earth's atmosphere - a forecasting system that dates back to 3000 BCE. "I went in quite sceptical but he got me thinking," Mr Schaefer says...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Improvements in weather forecasting mean three-day forecasts are now 97 per cent accurate.. Mr Schaefer sees the future including more targeted forecasting for growers through micrometeorology, the use of private providers (already common in the US and the UK), improved radars and a better understanding of climate variability... Mr Ring uses astrometeorology - the theoretical effect of astronomical bodies and forces on Earth's atmosphere - a forecasting system that dates back to 3000 BCE. "I went in quite sceptical but he got me thinking," Mr Schaefer says...
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