Seasonal climate forecasts for more effective raingrown grain-cotton production systems

Harris, Graham and Meinke, Holger and Power, Brendan and Donald, Alexis and deVoil, Peter and Ribbe, Joachim (2002) Seasonal climate forecasts for more effective raingrown grain-cotton production systems. In: 11th Australian Cotton Conference 2002: Field to Fashion, 13-15 Aug 2002, Brisbane, Australia.

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Cropping is a risky business. Our highly variable climate makes it difficult to decide how best to manage crops and cropping systems. What works well one year might not work well the next. To develop better risk management practices, this project uses the APSIM cropping systems model to examine the profitability and sustainability of a range of alternative dryland cotton/grain cropping systems throughout the northern grain region of eastern Australia. It involves working closely with farmer collaborators in Central Queensland, the Darling Downs, the northwest slopes of NSW and the Liverpool Plains.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:41
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2013 04:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: seasonal climate forecast; sustainability; cotton industry; climate variability
Fields of Research : 04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040107 Meteorology
04 Earth Sciences > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040605 Palaeoclimatology
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040105 Climatology (excl.Climate Change Processes)
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8604 Leather Products, Fibre Processing and Textiles > 860402 Cotton Ginning

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