Options for dryland farming in Murray Local Land Services region in 2030

Summary

Climate in the Murray LLS region is variable and predicted to become warmer and potentially drier in coming decades.

The long term maintenance and growth in farm productivity is a major priority for the NSW Government, so NSW DPI is assisting land managers to objectively assess and explore appropriate adaptation to these potential changes.

NSW DPI researchers have developed representative mixed farms at Caldwell, Mathoura and Rand in the Murray LLS region, and used three Global Climate Models (GCMs) to assess a range of potential scenarios on dryland farms for the year 2030.

Topics include:

  • Farming systems
  • Baseline performance
  • Farm impacts in 2030
  • Adaptation options
  • Adaptation results
  • Climate models used
  • Conclusion
  • Further work



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Primefact 1454 First Edition

Published: Mar 2016