Almost 30 years ago, the Bureau of Meteorology presented its projections of future climate for the south-west of Western Australia. Observations of climate since then have confirmed the accuracy of their projection...
Guest Blog: Dr David Stephens, Managing Director, Agrometeorology Australia, www.agromet.com.au, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wheat is an ancient grain. We’ve found many uses for it. We use it for foods like bread, noodles, pasta, cakes and biscuits. We need to retain some of it as seed. It’s used as an animal feed and we use it in industrial processes such as manufacturing ethanol. With so many different potential uses the strategic question facing wheat industries around the globe becomes: what sorts of wheat are best to grow?
Agriculture is often viewed as a conservative, slow-moving sector with not much productivity upside. However, the most recent evidence from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) points to a recent global uplift in agricultural productivity; an uplift also enjoyed by Australian agriculture.