Horticulture Industry

The Drought and Climate Adaptation Program is helping the horticulture industry across Queensland through research, development and extension activities.

Reports

Using Bureau of Meteorology multi-week and seasonal forecasts to improve management decisions in Queensland’s vegetable industry

Horticulture project partners are making weather-related management decisions using experimental forecasts.


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Case Study

Heatwave Advisories improve business decisions

Benefits from experimental heatwave forecasts for vegetable supply chain.


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Demonstrating the real monetary value of improved management decisions

Sixteen collaborating vegetable and supply chain managers present examples of real monetary value savings from experimental forecast information improving their management decisions.


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Marketing and supply chain decisions improved by accurate long lead time experimental forecasts

Improved management decisions throughout the marketing and supply chain occured from experimental forecsasts.


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Have experimental forecasts informed BoM’s perception and knowledge of Queensland's horticultural industry?

BoM outlines key benefits and outcomes of an experimental forecast project for Queensland vegetable businesses.


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Extreme heat impacts on Queensland’s multi-million dollar sweet corn industry

This case study documents the commercial impacts of extreme heat on three sweet corn crops in the Lockyer Valley in November 2019.


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Extreme heat impacts on Queensland’s capsicum industry

This case study documents the commercial impacts of extreme heat in a Lockyer Valley capsicum crop in the summer of 2018-19.


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Articles

Tools

Learn about experimental seasonal forecasts for Queensland’s vegetable industry.

 

Projects

Use of BoM multi-week and seasonal forecasts to improve management decisions in Queensland’s vegetable industry

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.

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Natural disaster resilience program: floods

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.

Last updated: 21 December 2021