CROPPING

Long-term forecasts no silver bullet to cropping decisions

GRAIN growers have always looked to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) to assist with on-farm decision making, however agronomists are urging farmers to consider predictions alongside a number of factors when planning for crop management. By Claire Harris.

Claire Harris
 Summer watch:  Keeping an eye on soil  moisture levels over summer is a key to next year’s crop planning. Photo: Mark Saunders.

Summer watch: Keeping an eye on soil moisture levels over summer is a key to next year’s crop planning. Photo: Mark Saunders.

Speaking on a recent Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) webinar, Goondiwindi, Queensland-based MCA agronomist Paul Gardoll, said keeping an eye on soil moisture across the summer was vital...

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A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

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