Dr Andries Potgieter

QAAFI's Dr Andries Potgieter (left) produces regular seasonal outlooks for sorghum and wheat producers in Queensland. These high-value reports (see summary below) are written in an easy-to-read style and are FREE for you to download. The reports will uploaded to this page as soon as they come to hand.

About Dr Andries Potgieter

Dr Potgieter obtained a Bachelor of Science (Hons, MSc) in Mathematical Statistics at the University of the Orange Free State in 1991 and completed his PhD in the use of remote-sensing technologies, discriminating between specific and total winter cropping areas across regions and seasons, at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia in 2009.

Before coming to QAAFI in 2010, Dr Potgieter worked for the Queensland Government for more than 11 years as a senior research scientist. His main research interest is in the complex integration of spatial production modelling, climate forecasting and remotely sensed systems at a regional scale. In particular, his interest targets agricultural research that enhances the profitability and sustainability of spatial production systems through a better understanding of the linkages and interactions of such systems across a range of spatial (e.g. field, farm, catchment, national), and temporal (i.e. seasons to decades) scales.

Sorgum Outlook Summary (Dec 2014)

Warmer and drier conditions observed during the last three months continued into November. In combination with the current starting soil water conditions and projected seasonal rainfall this has resulted in a below to very much below average chance of an above median yielding sorghum crop for the 2014/15 summer growing season for most of the north eastern Australian (NE Aus)summer crop region ... [/more]



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