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.
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)
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