This project will identify production techniques which mitigated the damaging effects of cyclonic winds and develop new and innovative production practices to increase the capacity of various tropical primary industries to withstand cyclonic winds in the future. New production practices developed will be applicable to a broad range of industries and growing regions across Northern Australia and overseas. Research will be conducted on growers properties in the following areas; improved propagation techniques, reducing canopy wind resistance through pruning and defoliation, developing trellising systems for tree support, windbreak design and composition, fencing design, animal identification and welfare issues. The economic impact and access to crop/animal insurance plans due to the changed production practices will be evaluated.
New and Emerging Plant Industries
The State of Queensland acting through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Identify production techniques across a range of tropical primary industries which mitigated the damaging effects of cyclonic winds. Develop a range of new and innovative production practices to improve the capacity of primary industries to withstand cyclonic winds in the future.
Project Start Date
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Project Completion Date
Monday, April 30, 2018
Journal Articles From Project
An environmentally sustainable Australia
Adoption of R&D
NEPI-Feasibility studies and industry literature reviews