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Climate risk in the grains and wine grape industry – frameworks to support the discussion between climate science and growers?
Applying climate science to agriculture should be easy, farmers like talking about the weather and climate science has plenty to talk about. Nevertheless, linking modest improvements in forecasts to on-farm decision making has been more challenging than first thought. This seminar will give an overview of frameworks that use Decision Analysis to aid these conversations. Barry Mudge will give examples of his own decision making on a grain farm and Peter Hayman will discuss a crop protection example from viticulture. We conclude that time should be spent discussing the logic of the climate sensitive decision before discussing the forecast.

Aug 20, 2020 01:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Dr Peter Hayman
Principal Scientist, Climate Aplications @South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)
Dr Peter Hayman is the Principal Scientist in Climate Applications at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), a position he has held since 2004. Peter started his career as an agricultural extension officer and moved into applied research. He has worked to maintain a two-way communication between farmers and science. His work spans science communication, the science-policy interface, project management and applied research.
Graeme Anderson
Climate Specialist @Agriculture Victoria
Graeme is an experienced science communicator and extension leader within Victoria’s agriculture sector. He leads a small team who deliver climate risk services (The Break & Soil Moisture Monitor updates, climate webinars, ClimateDog animations, customised presentations for 100 events/year) which assist farmers and advisors in making sense of emerging issues and how to adapt their local farm systems. He has a 30 year background in science and policy communication, practice change & adoption, farm planning, catchment, salinity & vegetation management, agriculture industry development, land use change and climate/carbon issues affecting agriculture. Graeme will facilitate this webinar. Graeme.anderson@agriculture.vic.gov.au www.agriculture.vic.gov.au/climaterisk Tweets @climatedogs