National whoppercropper - risk management discussion support software

Cox, Howard, Hammer, Graeme, McLean, Greg and King, Christine (2004). National whoppercropper - risk management discussion support software. In: T. Fischer, N. Turner, J. Angus, L. McIntyre, M. Robertson, A. Borrell and D. Lloyd, New Directions for a Diverse Planet: Proceedings of the 4th International Crop Science Congress. 4th International Crop Science Congress, Brisbane, Australia, (1-5). 26 September-1 October 2004.


Author Cox, Howard
Hammer, Graeme
McLean, Greg
King, Christine
Title of paper National whoppercropper - risk management discussion support software
Conference name 4th International Crop Science Congress
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 26 September-1 October 2004
Proceedings title New Directions for a Diverse Planet: Proceedings of the 4th International Crop Science Congress
Place of Publication Gosford, N.S.W., Australia
Publisher The Regional Institute
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 1 920842 20 9
1-920842-21-7
Editor T. Fischer
N. Turner
J. Angus
L. McIntyre
M. Robertson
A. Borrell
D. Lloyd
Volume CD
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Abstract/Summary It is a paradox that in a country with one of the most variable climates in the world, cropping decisions are sometimes made with limited consideration of production and resource management risks. There are significant opportunities for improved performance based on targeted information regarding risks resulting from decision options. WhopperCropper is a tool to help agricultural advisors and farmers capture these benefits and use it to add value to their intuition and experience. WhopperCropper allows probability analysis of the effects of a range of selectable crop inputs and existing resources on yield and economic outcomes. Inputs can include agronomic inputs (e.g crop type, N fertiliser rate), resources (e.g soil water at sowing), and seasonal climate forecast (SOI phase). WhopperCropper has been successfully developed and refined as a discussion-support process for decision makers and their advisers in the northern grains region of Australia. The next phase of the project will build on the current project by extending its application nationally and enhancing the resource management aspects. A commercial partner, with over 800 advisor clients nationally, will participate in the project.
Subjects E1
340299 Applied Economics not elsewhere classified
720399 International trade issues not elsewhere classified
Q-Index Code E1

 
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