Seasonal Crop Outlook (Wheat)
QAAFI's Dr Andries Potgieter (left) produces regular seasonal outlooks for sorghum and wheat producers in Queensland. These high-value reports (see below) are written in an easy-to-read style and are free. New wheat reports will uploaded on this page as soon as they come to hand.
About Dr Andries Potgieter
Dr Potgieter (left) 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.
Wheat Outlook Summary (Oct 2013)
At the end of September, current crop conditions and the seasonal rainfall outlook indicate a below average yielding crop (15% below the long‐term average) for the 2013 season at state level. There is however some variation within the state’s cropping regions. Almost the entire SWQ cropping region shows the forecast yield to be well below the long‐term expectation (‐32%), while most areas in SEQ and CQ have yield outcomes similar (+5% and ‐4%) to the long‐term expectation ... [/more]
|Oct 2013 (275 kB PDF)|
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