The Drought and Climate Adaptation Program is helping the horticulture industry across Queensland through research, development and extension activities.
Horticulture project partners are making weather-related management decisions using experimental forecasts.
Benefits from experimental heatwave forecasts for vegetable supply chain.
Sixteen collaborating vegetable and supply chain managers present examples of real monetary value savings from experimental forecast information improving their management decisions.
Improved management decisions throughout the marketing and supply chain occured from experimental forecsasts.
BoM outlines key benefits and outcomes of an experimental forecast project for Queensland vegetable businesses.
This case study documents the commercial impacts of extreme heat on three sweet corn crops in the Lockyer Valley in November 2019.
This case study documents the commercial impacts of extreme heat in a Lockyer Valley capsicum crop in the summer of 2018-19.
Queensland’s’ Lockyer Valley and Granite Belt vegetable producers and supply chain managers are testing new experimental forecast tools. Improved forecasts have the capacity to build sustainability through improving farm, business and labour management decisions.Read more (PDF)
An innovative online course is now available to assist farmers across Queensland to develop flood mitigation and resilience management plans for their properties. The education resource features information specific to the horticulture and dairy industries including an introduction to flood mapping, understanding of soil health and nutritional issues and financial and risk management.