The MyFORAGE online mapping tool was developed to allow users to have an interactive interface to input further information for their property (or area of interest) to enhance FORAGE report content.
While the traditional FORAGE system on the Long Paddock Website is very easy to navigate, users are unable to make changes to property input information (e.g. lot on plan, or land type) and then request FORAGE reports for those partial areas of the property (e.g. paddocks). The interactive interface of MyFORAGE allows users to adjust/modify input information which helps to achieve better estimation of pasture growth, ground cover and long-term carry capacity at both property- and paddock-scales.
MyFORAGE enables users to import an existing paddock file, or create property paddocks to attain ‘more customised’ mapping in FORAGE reports that show more detailed and improved content, which can invariably improve grazing land management decisions. Most of the standard FORAGE reports that display maps and imagery through MyFORAGE will show the paddock mapping in the reports and will include enhanced information, including:
In MyFORAGE, there are number of ways you can adjust the base property mapped area. For example, you can customise FORAGE reports by setting up your property and paddock boundary configurations. This can be done in three ways:
*Editing includes adjusting paddock boundaries, splitting or merging paddocks, adding “exclusion zones” and naming the paddocks.
MyFORAGE can improve how your property is modelled for the Long-Term Carrying Capacity report, Rainfall and Pasture by Land Type report and the Pasture Growth Alert report. For your property you can:
Adding property paddocks in MyFORAGE will provide enhanced spatial capacity for the FORAGE Ground Cover report, including:
For help in using the interface, use this guides below, or click on the help button (top right-hand side of the screen) and scroll down to the relevant function or watch the introductory video (above).
Note: If highly accurate farm plans are required, please contact a surveyor or GIS professional to construct maps of your property.
Feedback for MyFORAGE (or any Long Paddock product) can be provided to the Long Paddock team by email to email@example.com
The mapping tool is a joint collaboration of Queensland Government (Department of Environment and Science), Queensland Reef Water Quality Program and the Drought and Climate Adaptation Program (DCAP).