Rainfall to pasture growth outlook tool
The rainfall to pasture growth outlook tool presents the actual rainfall and indices of soil moisture and pasture growth for the past nine months and an outlook for the next three months for over 3,300 locations across southern Australia.
This tool enables producers to factor this information in their enterprise planning. Because the tool covers such a diverse range of soil and pasture types across southern Australia, it provides an index of potential pasture growth, not a prediction of actual growth.
The pasture growth index should be interpreted in light of local knowledge as to species, soil type, fertiliser history and aspect.
The rainfall to pasture growth outlook tool was developed by the Bureau of Rural Sciences and funded by MLA.