Territory Stories

Alice Springs Rural Review

Details:

Title

Alice Springs Rural Review

Creator

Northern Territory. Department of Resources

Collection

Alice Springs Rural Review; E-Journals; PublicationNT; Alice Springs Rural Review

Date

2010-12-01

Location

Alice Springs

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains many links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.; Includes : Pastoral Market Update November 2010; Arid Zone Research Institute; AZRI, Alice Springs

Language

English

Subject

Agriculture; Alice Springs Region; Periodicals

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Alice Springs

Series

Alice Springs Rural Review

Volume

V 44 (9-12) December 2010

File type

application/pdf

ISSN

0813-9148

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/227332

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/676011

Page content

ALICE SPRINGS RURAL REVIEW, Page 10 of 20 AussieGRASS December 2010 Update Chris Materne, Pastoral Production, Alice Springs AussieGRASS is a spatial modelling framework that estimates various pasture characteristics (such as growth and total standing dry matter) over a given time period and compares it with historical records. It does this by using rainfall, climate, soil and pasture type information to estimate average pasture growth (among other parameters) over 5km x 5km square grids across Australia. Seasonal benchmarking tools such as this are potentially valuable tool to assist pastoralists make informed land management decisions. For more information on AussieGRASS see http://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/. Past Pasture Growth Relative to Historical Records since 1957 Figure 1: November 2010 Pasture Growth Figure 2: Past 12 Months Pasture Growth (1st December 2008 to 31st November 2010) Modelled pasture growth for November (Figure 1) indicates that an early start to wet season has been experienced across the Barkly and Top End districts, while the exceptional growth event across central Australia continues. The past 12 months modelled growth (Figure 2) shows that the majority of the Northern Territory has had an above average 2009/10 wet season and extremely high growth across the Alice Springs district.


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