Climate change is altering the growing conditions for agricultural commodities including broadacre crops. The viability and growth of broadacre cropping will depend on the industry's response to higher temperatures, more extreme weather events, and shifts in rainfall patterns. The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is undertaking a detailed analysis of the risks and opportunities of a changing climate to support resilience and adaptation in the broadacre cropping sector.
The NSW DPI Soil & Water R&D Unit is working with the NSW DPI Climate Branch to:
The Primary Industries Climate Change Research Strategy (CCRS) is investing $8 million in the Climate Vulnerability Assessment Project focused on livestock, cropping, horticulture, fisheries and forestry, drought and biosecurity.
This initiative is supported by the NSW Climate Change Fund.
NSW DPI is partnering with farmers, industry leaders and scientists to deliver the Climate Vulnerability Assessment Project.
Michelle Miller - Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute