Cropping Industry

The Drought and Climate Adaptation Program is helping the cropping industry across Queensland through research, development and extension activities.


Cyclone risk cover – closer than you think

Improved crop insurance options for climate risk management

Helping farmers and agribusiness with a new and improved way forward


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Crop insurance project information


Case studies

Forewarned is Forearmed experimental forecasts and their use in managing a weed eradication biosecurity program
Tom Bowditch used experimental forecasts from Forewarned is Forearmed to help manage a Red Witchweed biosecurity response.

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Insurance: Yalbaroo sugarcane farm
Insurance: Hampden sugarcane farm
Insurance: Marian sugarcane farm



Forewarned is forearmed: Equipping farmers and agricultural value chains to proactively manage the impacts of extreme climate events

Customised forecasts of extreme rainfall and temperature events will help grazing and sugar producers to make more informed short and medium-term management decisions to improve farm profitability.

Crop insurance

Researching and developing innovative and affordable insurance products tailored to Queensland's cropping and horticulture industries.

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Last updated: 9 September 2021