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climate risk

Catalogue: Ground Cover
No grower would question the fact that climate variability is the single biggest factor impacting on their production... Growers" effectiveness in managing the risk presented by climate variability is critical to their profitability and sustainability as farm businesses... The project aims to pay greater attention to growers" needs, build their capacity to better manage climate risk, ensure information has more relevance, clarity and timeliness and evaluate and introduce different approaches to delivery...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Current farming systems expose farmers to heavy losses during good seasons when the risk of crop failure is low and returns could be maximised by additional levels of N... The SOI phases, originally developed in Queensland, can be used to identify a set of past years of similar climatic characteristics (analogue years) to the present season... Seasonal climate forecasting is a crucial tool for growers to micro-adjust and governments to macro-adjust economic strategies and policies to reduce impacts on private, estate and national economic objectives...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Populations have been developed from these lines and are being used to determine if these exotic wheats offer different genetic mechanisms for improving frost tolerance in future varieties... International research and breeding efforts have resulted in significant improvements in frost tolerance at the vegetative stages of crop development, which is an important production constraint in many northern hemisphere environments... Recent advances in field-based screening methods, experimental design and statistical analysis provide an opportunity to benchmark the level of frost tolerance in Australian varieties and exotic germplasm...
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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
The sources of risk in agriculture are numerous and diverse... There have been a number of studies identifying various aspects of production risk due to seasonal variation; the key issue this project is addressing... The risk management framework requested will be an effective means of utilising this past research (eg Zheng et al 2012, Hammer and Stone 1998) and transforming it to meld with research from this project...
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