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Rainfall and Pasture Growth Outlook Report

This page allows you to generate a Rainfall and Pasture Growth Outlook report for a specified Lot on Plan in Queensland.

The report provides a three-month seasonal outlook for the selected Lot on Plan. The outlook is for the three-month period commencing the month the report is requested and is relevant to the immediate district surrounding the selected Lot on Plan. The outlook is based on ‘Phases’ of the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) (Stone, et al. 1996).

Two outlooks are provided in the report:

  1. a ‘rainfall’ outlook
  2. a ‘pasture growth’ outlook.

The rainfall outlook is based on historical rainfall at the selected location. Probabilities are given for ‘dry’, ‘near-average’ and ‘wet’ rainfall over the three-month outlook period. The pasture growth outlook is calculated using the GRASP model taking into account the current soil status and climate outlook. Probabilities are given for ‘low’, ‘near-average’ and ‘high’ pasture growth over the three-month outlook period

The Rainfall and Pasture Growth Outlook Report includes:

For further information on the Rainfall and Pasture Growth Outlook report 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 Growth Outlook report

Complete the fields below with your property information and a Rainfall and Pasture Growth Outlook 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 help identify 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)
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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