Tomatoes & pork added to climate tool

My Climate View free digital tool offers local climate projections for 22 agricultural commodities
My Climate View free digital tool offers local climate projections for 22 agricultural commodities

My Climate View free digital tool offers local climate projections for 22 agricultural commodities

Climate-tool update now covers 22 sectors, including pork & tomatoes   

 

CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology have released their latest updates to the farmer-focused, climate-information product My Climate View.

This free digital tool now offers local climate projections for 22 agricultural commodities, with the further updates offering more farmers and land managers a quick overview of what the future climate means for their enterprise.

For example:

  • an apple grower can now see – side-by-side – changes to sun-damage days, spring-frost days and the amount of winter chill expected by the 2050s
  • livestock producers can get an overview of expected changes to seasonal rainfall for their pasture growth at the same time as projected changes in number of heat wave events

In addition to the overview feature that has been added to My Climate View, climate information is also now available for field tomato growers and pork producers.

Background

Unique among Australia’s agricultural weather and climate tools, My Climate View was designed based on feedback from farmers and land managers, to understand how it can best support longer-term agribusiness risk management and adaptation planning.

The tool has been developed to help Australian farmers prepare for future climate conditions and presents past and future climate information all in one place, allowing farmers and land managers anywhere in Australia to access commodity-specific climate information at a 5km2 grid around or across their properties.

 

My Climate View free digital tool offers local climate projections for 22 agricultural commoditiesMy Climate View is developed by the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO as part of the Climate Services for Agriculture program and funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.

 

You can find the My Climate View tool here.

 

My Climate View free digital tool offers local climate projections for 22 agricultural commodities