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Rainfall and Pasture Reports

This page allows you to generate two Rainfall and Pasture reports for a specified Lot on Plan or adjoining Lots on Plan in Queensland. The Rainfall and Pasture reports provide historical rainfall, pasture growth and pasture cover information for a selected Lot or Lots on Plan. Rainfall is estimated from surrounding rainfall stations, pasture cover from satellite imagery and modelling, and pasture growth from modelling alone. Time-series of pasture growth and cover are shown for the entire Lot on Plan.

The Rainfall and Pasture report calculates pasture growth using DSITI’s GRASP (Grass Production) model. Calculations use daily inputs of interpolated rainfall, solar radiation, minimum and maximum temperature, vapour pressure and potential evapotranspiration.

The Rainfall and Pasture by Land Type report calculates pasture growth using the GRASP grazing systems model based on Grazing Land Management (GLM) land type parameters. Calculations use daily inputs of interpolated rainfall, solar radiation, minimum and maximum temperature, vapour pressure and potential evapotranspiration. The report also includes summary statistics for individual land types on the selected area for simulated (modelled) pasture growth and pasture cover. Pasture growth for GLM land types across Queensland is based on modelling conducted by Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF). This modelling was the best available at the time of release and will be periodically updated as improvements are made based on comparison with available data sets.

For further information on any of the above products, refer to the FORAGE User Guide, or FAQs.

Note: While all care has been taken to ensure accuracy, no warranty is given in relation to the data (including accuracy, reliability, completeness or fitness for a particular purpose). In all cases, product accuracy remains limited by the spatial resolution of the input data.
Please see our disclaimer before using the products on these pages.

Request a Rainfall and Pasture report

Complete the fields below with your property information and a Rainfall and Pasture report will be emailed, in PDF format, to the email address provided. Text inserted into the ‘Label’ option will appear in the report alongside the Lot on Plan and date of the request. The additional information can assist the user with identifying the property location of the report, especially when more than one location is requested.

What is your location?

You can choose your location by either Lot on Plan (e.g. Lot 3 and Plan MZ594 is 3MZ594), or by latitude and longitude (note: this method may find neighbouring Lots on Plan). Only Lots on Plan greater than or equal to 5ha are available.

You can also request the report for multiple Lots on Plan by entering each Lot on Plan into the field provided and separate them by commas, (e.g. 3MZ594, 1RP2345, 2SP6789). Lots on Plan must have adjoining boundaries for the image to generate.

If the Lot on Plan is unknown, use Geoscience Australia place name search to search for the likely latitude and longitude of your Lot on Plan.

Specify location using:
Lot on Plan
Latitude/longitude
Latitude (if the latitude is in decimal degrees enter directly into the degrees box below)
Longitude (if the longitude is in decimal degrees enter directly into the degrees box below)
Select which Rainfall and Pasture report to request:
Delivery of the report:

What email address is this report to be delivered to? Do you want a label for this report?

Clicking on the request button below will send the request to the server. Requests can take anywhere from 10 minutes to a few hours depending on server load.

Last updated 19 June 2015

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