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Carbon storage

Maintenance of soil organic matter is fundamental to sustainable agriculture. Soils teem with life and we are only just beginning to understand how to work with soil ecology. In a changing, potentially more hostile climate, a good understanding of the…
Claire
December 14, 2021
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Mitigation

Australian farmers can play an important role in mitigating climate change - and the good news is that actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions usually also have productivity benefits on-farm. Planting trees helps increase carbon storage while also providing shelter…
Claire
December 15, 2021
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Water management

Australia’s climate is getting drier as well as hotter. General strategies to adapt to more expensive, less reliable water include: Reducing evaporation loss and run-off Using suspended and floating covers and mono-layer films on the water surface of dams, windbreaks,…
Claire
December 15, 2021
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Climate risk beyond the farm gate

It’s worth bearing in mind how others—policymakers, communities, markets, suppliers, insurers, and investors— respond to a changing climate and the shift to a clean economy. Some of the resources we’ve found useful include: Media interview and presentation from Tim Reeves,…
Claire
December 15, 2021
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Building resilience

Australian farmers and their families are no strangers to adversity and rural communities often have strategies for coping with difficult times. Ironically, farmers’ famous stoicism can sometimes prove a barrier to seeking assistance for mental health and other problems. Climate…
Claire
December 15, 2021
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Livestock

Some of the ways in which livestock producers can adapt to the changing climate include: Select breeds and within breeds for tolerance to changing conditions, including heat, diseases, and parasites Modify the timing of mating and weaning based on seasonal…
Claire
December 15, 2021
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Cropping

The cropping sector in Australia is very susceptible to climate impacts. ABARES predicts that the cropping sector has been successfully adapting so far, with a predicted 68% increase in productivity offsetting the negative climate impacts to produce an increase or…
Claire
December 15, 2021
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Horticulture + viticulture

Some of the ways in which those in horticulture and viticulture can adapt to the changing climate include: Review regional climate projections before establishing new vineyards/orchards Explore alternative species, varieties and/or rootstocks Modify canopy and floor management practices to conserve…
Claire
December 15, 2021
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Dairy

Some of the ways in which dairy producers can adapt to the changing climate include: Select breeds and within breeds for tolerance to changing conditions, including heat, diseases, and parasites Review the property for access to shade, shelter, and water…
Claire
December 15, 2021
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Jarred Tilley

At a glance Who: Jarred Tilley What:  Mixed Farmer Where: Kapunda and Booborowie, South Australia Can you tell us about your property: We are mixed farmers at Kapunda and Booborowie in South Australia’s Lower and Mid North regions.  It is…
Tryphena Watson
December 7, 2021