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Australian farmers prepared to deal with changing seasons

Australian farmers prepared to deal with changing seasons

LONDON: Australian crop farmers are already using prolong agricultural practices to face changing environment, but research is needed so they can do more.
That’s according to Peter Grace, Professor of Global Change at the University of Technology in Brisbane.
He says it’s particularly important as agricultural activity surges alongside a growing global population.
Professor Grace says the innate adaptability of Australian farmers is enabling them to react quickly to accelerating seasonal changes and climate variability.
“The way they adapt is through planting at different times, using different sowing techniques when they put the crops in, planting different crops at different times of the year,” he said.
“They often don’t have set rotations and they’re always looking ahead in terms of what the seasonal and long term forecasts show, using them to make their decisions.
“And in terms of climate change they need to be analysing more where they can be in five, 10 years time if the region they’re in is forecast to be drier.”