Four cross-industry sessions were ran in September at Stanhope, Murrabit, Macorna and Katamatite to provide the latest on irrigation, commodities and climate settings and outlooks.
There was also an opportunity to hear from a local farmer about plans for the season and managing for the long-term.
The sessions were well received with the information assisting landholders in making decisions going forward.
The topics and the presentations given can be found below:
- Water availability in the southern connected Murray-Darling Basin
CRAIG FEUERHERDT – sMDB irrigation water availability and outlook
- Climate, rainfall and inflows – three-month and long-term outlook
ROB PIPUNIC – Seasonal and long term climate outlook
- Grain and fodder – availability and outlook
COLIN PEACE – Hay & grain situation and outlook
- Key drivers of future irrigation water availability – including permanent plantation expansion and inter-valley trade limits.
MARK MITCHELL – Inter valley trade and horti expansion
- Local farmer case study
GREG & JO BEAR – Presentation at Murrabit and Macorna