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Increased temperatures & reduced rainfall – shorter ‘growing seasons’ – Southern Livestock Adaptation 2030

Increased temperatures & reduced rainfall – shorter ‘growing seasons’

As temperatures increase and rainfall reduces across many parts of southern Australia, as they are predicted to do, ‘growing seasons’ will become shorter. The following provides a stylised example of pasture growth rates over a season in southern Australia.

Shorter growing seasons - a

A modelled example, taken from Lismore in Victoria, shows how different climate scenario’s (GCM’s) very in their predicted impact, but all show shorter growing seasons (i.e. spring growth cutting off earlier)

Shorter growing seasons - b

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