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 (March 2015)

FINAL predicted crop outcomes have converged to close to the long-term average sorghum yield across most parts of the summer cropping region for 2014/15. With the summer crop season nearing a close, current climate, soil moisture conditions and seasonal rainfall outlook indicate an average sorghum yielding crop of 2.48 t/ha (56th percentile), 2.31 t/ha and 3.05 t/ha at National, QLD and NNSW levels, respectively. There remains, however, some variation in the outlook among local regions. Central Queensland (CQ) shows above average crop yield expectations (71st percentile), while southern QLD (SQ) and northern NSW (NNSW) are showing yield outcomes close (56th and 47th percentiles) to the long-term median yield expectation, respectively ...  [/more]





March 2015 (288 kB)

Feb 2015 (215 kB)

Jan 2015 (209 kB)

Nov 2014 (533 kB)

March 2014 (379 kB)

Feb 2014 (235 kB)

Jan 2014 (755 kB)

Dec 2013 (240 kB)

Nov 2013 (236 kB)

March 2013 (400 kB)

Feb 2013 (736 kB )

Dec 2012  (450 kB )

Oct 2012 (375 kB)

March 2012 (390 kB)

Feb 2012 (130 kB )

March 2011 (215 kB)

Feb 2011 (139 kB)

 Please direct any enquiries, in the first instance, to QAAFI Communications.

Seasonal Crop Outlook (Sorghum) section

Sorghum Seasonal Crop Outlook

Sorghum Seasonal crop outlook from Dr Andries Potgeiter

Wheat Seasonal Crop Outlook - 1 August 2015

QAAFI wheat seasonal crop outlook for August 2015

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