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Multi-week forecasts, which are top of the list for the Managing Climate Variability (MCV) program, have come a step closer with the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) switching to dynamical, or physics-based, forecasting... MCV program manager Dr Beverley Henry says statistical systems, while still having a role, are becoming less reliable because climate change has made recent years a poor indicator of future weather patterns... Dr Henry says that longer-term forecasting will always be a challenge, given the element of chaos in weather systems, but technological advances now allow the MCV program to provide growers with intelligence that is reliable enough to help with climate risk management...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Nuffield paper predicts better weather forecasts.. Newly completed research by a South Australian Nuffield scholar says that weather forecasting has become increasingly accurate in recent years, but farmers should not take predictions literally... "In the media we see stories of farmers who followed a forecast of a drought literally, made a dramatic business decision, such as deciding not to sow any crop at all or totally de-stocking, which proved to be the correct decision and resulted in a dramatic escape from its effects...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Nuffield paper predicts better weather forecasts.. Newly completed research by a South Australian Nuffield scholar says that weather forecasting has become increasingly accurate in recent years, but farmers should not take predictions literally... "In the media we see stories of farmers who followed a forecast of a drought literally, made a dramatic business decision, such as deciding not to sow any crop at all or totally de-stocking, which proved to be the correct decision and resulted in a dramatic escape from its effects...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grain growers in the southern cropping region are being provided with a new resource to help them plan and effectively execute pesticide spray applications to avoid spray drift... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has just published Weather Essentials for Pesticide Application which aims to help those applying pesticides to understand, observe and interpret local weather elements to ensure the safe and efficient control of pests and diseases in agricultural crops... "It is essential that spray applicators are able to identify and react to weather conditions at a local scale," Mr Tepper says...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Mr Tepper says growers and spray applicators must be able to identify good or bad weather conditions at a local scale and react almost immediately to start or stop applications... Together the control the amount, concentration, transport and final destination of airborne pesticides and this knowledge will help them plan and effectively execute spray applications to avoid spray drift, he says... "Micro-weather factors important to the application of pesticides over a specific target can be significantly and critically different to the broad-area conditions indicated by weather forecasts, weather maps and off-site weather observations - especially overnight and into mid-morning," Mr Tepper said...
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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
" Can advances in mid-term weather forecasts reduce emissions from nitrogen fertiliser?.. Researcher's Name: Organisation: Queensland University of Technology Email: Phone: Fax: Project Code: MCV00037 Contract Start: 7/1/2013 Contract End: 6/30/2016.. Research..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grain growers in the southern cropping region are being provided with a new resource to help them plan and effectively execute pesticide spray applications to avoid spray drift... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has just published Weather Essentials for Pesticide Application which aims to help those applying pesticides to understand, observe and interpret local weather elements to ensure the safe and efficient control of pests and diseases in agricultural crops... "It is essential that spray applicators are able to identify and react to weather conditions at a local scale," Mr Tepper says...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has been providing weather forecasts since 1908 and seasonal outlooks since 1989... There is a notable gap in prediction capability beyond one week and shorter than a season... Over the past few years, with the improvement of dynamical prediction models, skilful intraseasonal predictions based on general circulation models.....
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Catalogue: GRDC YouTube channel
" GCTV11: Seasonal Climate Outlooks 04 September 2013 New seasonal forecast system delivering more reliable 3 monthly outlooks and an improved climate outlook service for Australia... 4.98: GCTV Ep#11 Seasonal Climate Outlooks 10.28: Narrator: Better forecasts are something every farmer 13.68: wants and it is why the Managing Climate Variability program allocates half its R&D budget to the 19.869: development of improved forecasting systems... We have had about three versions of POAMA 59.879: since that time and each version has increased in skill and accuracy and reliability until 65.46: now its reached the point where its ready to go and it has gone out as our official 69.86: bureau seasonal forecast model...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
Soil microrganisms also impact on the physical properties of soils including their capacity to hold water... An on-going output will be the coordination of review workshops and reporting processes to ensure that adequate resourcing, integration and consistency measures are being applied across all projects and new opportunities are identified... The major foci of this project are to screen and identify elite diseasesuppressive microbes for cereals and nodulation enhancing beneficial microbes for legumes...
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