Spreadsheet tools to assess drought response or recovery options
Objective, evidenced-based decisions can be difficult to make, especially when there are many variables outside of our control. To help make sense of it all and weigh up the risks and benefits of all the options, we have developed 13 easy-to-use spreadsheets, including step-by-step online tutorials.
FORAGE combines climate data, satellite image and modelled pasture growth to produce property-scale PDF reports via email, to help decision-making in grazing land and environmental management. Visit FORAGE
The AussieGRASS model monitors key biophysical processes associated with pasture growth (i.e. degradation and recovery) at regional scales (e.g. local government areas or bioregions). AussieGRASS provides long-term time-series of rainfall and pasture growth information, as well as projections for the season ahead. Visit AussieGRASS
Northern Australia Climate Program (NACP) videos
Visit the NACP website to see their videos including:
Improving profitability and resilience of beef businesses in northern Australia
Getting the “Inside Edge” in grazing land management
‘Climate Mates’ aim to improve the use of weather and climate forecasts through training and engaging with graziers, advisors and supporting the broader extension team across northern Australia. Find your Climate Mate contact details on the NACP website.
Climate Training Course
NACP have developed a free, short Climate Training Course for producers and landholders on important climate drivers for Northern Australia, and effective use of forecasting tools.
Climate Mate case studies
Read about Climate Mate case studies on the NACP website.