Crop choice: A decision support tool for dryland farmers in southwest Queensland

(2006). Crop choice: A decision support tool for dryland farmers in southwest Queensland. School of Natural and Rural Systems Management.


Title Crop choice: A decision support tool for dryland farmers in southwest Queensland
Place of publication The University of Queensland
Publisher School of Natural and Rural Systems Management
Publication date 2006-11-25
Language eng
Subject J3
300200 Crop and Pasture Production
Abstract/Summary Key to dryland planting decisions Purpose: to help dryland farmers in southwest Queensland make more informed planting decisions; Inputs: developed from various group discussions and workshops with dryland farmers as well as from experts' opinions and government websites; Authors: Nam Nguyen, Malcolm Wegener, and Iean Russell: School of Natural and Rural Systems Management, The University of Queensland (author for contact: n.nguyen@uq.edu.au); Sponsorships: The University of Queensland International Postgraduate Research Scholarship and Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries Western Farming Systems project; Version 1.1: (November 2006), created using Lucid3 software program available from the Centre for Biological Information Technology, The University of Queensland (http://www.cbit.uq.edu.au); Limitations: Gross margin, frost risk, and soil conditions were not included...; can not tell "when it is the right time" or "when it is going to rain"; but... Useful, Simple, Localy relevant, and User-friendly! This 'Key' will give dryland farmers the useful information to make the best planting decision! Warnings: This product contains information that was judged to be valid and appropriate at the time of its development but which may have since changed. The University of Queensland and persons concerned with the creation of the 'Key to dryland planting decisions' accept no legal liability or responsibility for any loss or damage that may be caused as a result of using this product. It is recommended that any conclusions about crop choice reached as a result of using this key should be verified by appropriate sources of information before they are used for decision-making.
Keyword Dryland planting decision
dryland farming systems
southwest Queensland

 
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