Improving the capacity of Primary Industries to withstand cyclonic winds

Summary

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.

Program

New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

The State of Queensland acting through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Objective Summary

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 Code

PRJ-007678

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Project Completion Date

Monday, April 30, 2018

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

NEPI-Feasibility studies and industry literature reviews

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