For dairy farming to be viable into the future farmers need to continue to adapt to the warmer and changing climate and part of that adaption is growing the best pasture for the conditions.
The Future Forages project funded by Agriculture Victoria aims to use climate modelling to determine what the future temperature and rainfall looks like in 2030, 2050, 2070 and 2090 at a regional level to determine future forage needs.
Join Gipps Dairy extension officer Karen Romano and Professor Kevin Smith Tune to hear more and Ask the researcher about future forages modelling and the implications for research and on-farm activities at the Future Forages virtual forum
They will be discussing and answering questions about:
- Modelling shows a substantial drop in profitability from a changing climate
- Current locations of breeding and testing sites for pastures are inadequate
- New forage species and traits will become more important over time
- A warmer, drier climate with more extreme weather events will adversely affect nutrition and persistence of current forage
- Where to from here
For more information read the article in the first edition of Dairy News Innovation click here
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