THE CLIMATE KELPIE BLOG

What if there were tools farmers could use to help them plan for the inevitability of drought, to reduce drought’s impact on farm businesses and the communities they operate in? The Australian Government’s $5 billion Future Drought Fund (FDF) is developing work that does just that. To help Australian farmers and communities prepare for future […]
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The Managing Climate Variability program, managed by MLA, supported market research to determine producer requirements for weather and seasonal forecasting tools.  The research was done because there is a lack of understanding amongst weather and climate forecast service providers of producer needs and knowledge gaps regarding weather and seasonal climate forecast information. There is also […]
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Tweed sugarcane grower Robert Quirk is a regular user of the BoM website and by regular we mean he checks the site as often as millennials check their Instagram account. Robert who owns and works an average-sized sugarcane farm (100ha) with his wife Margaret, needs to know rainfall, wind speed and direction by the hour. […]
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Some years are frostier than others and there seem to be frostier and less frosty decades. Why is historical minimum temperature data important? In the last decade there has been an explosion of NRM and on-farm weather stations and many of these are now networked. The lower cost and availability of temperature loggers such as […]
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Exciting times lie ahead for farmers using seasonal forecast information to make on-farm decisions with the advent of new forecast products which will become available on the Bureau of Meteorology website from later this year. This has been made possible through a five year (2017-2022) nationwide project, ForeWarned is ForeArmed (FWFA), funded by the Australian […]
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