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.

Sorghum outlook (November 2015)

Summary

At this early stage, prospects for the current summer cropping season are mixed with below average rainfall resulting in few sowing opportunities across most of the NNSW and SEQ parts of the region. The protracted El Niño remains in place and is likely to result in fewer early plantings this summer cropping season. Current soil water conditions and seasonal rainfall outlook indicate an average yielding sorghum crop for the 2015/16 summer growing season. There remains, however, variation in the outlook among local regions. Most areas in central CQ and NNSW are showing close to average crop yield expectations, while most areas in southern SEQ are having sorghum yield outcomes slightly below the long-term expectation. .  [/more]

Seasonal Crop Outlook, Sorghum November 2015 pdf download

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Seasonal Crop Outlook (Sorghum) section

Sorghum Seasonal Crop Outlook - February 2016

The average to above average rainfall recorded during January improved the outlook across all of the summer cropping region. Overall, chances have improved to close to, or slightly above, average for exceeding the long-term median sorghum yield across most of the north-eastern Australian (NEAUS) summer cropping region for 2015/16.

Sorghum Seasonal Crop Outlook - December 2015

Summary General Conditions Outlook Poor Crop Chance

Sorghum Seasonal Crop Outlook - January 2016

Current soil water conditions and seasonal rainfall outlook indicate an average yielding sorghum crop for the 2015/16 summer growing season.

Sorghum Seasonal Crop Outlook - November 2015

At this early stage, prospects for the current summer cropping season are mixed with below average rainfall resulting in few sowing opportunities across most of the NNSW and SEQ parts of the region.

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