More bores to face immediate impact in Surat Basin

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More bores in the Surat Basin are projected to be affected by coal seam gas developments according to a Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment draft report. The latest 2016 report has identified a further 64 bores that are likely to be immediately impacted (ie reach the trigger threshold) over … [Read more...]

More wheels to drive quad bike safety

Quad bikes are prone to rolling over on unstable terrain, making them a risky piece of farming equipment.

Primary Industries Health and Safety Partnership (PIHSP) is calling for Australian states to address the number of quad bike related injuries on farms. “Quad bikes continue to be the leading cause of deaths on farms and that has been the case for a number of years now,” says PIHSP research … [Read more...]

BOM promises better seasonal forecasting

Better forecasting technology is more than just a whisper on the breeze, with the BOM’s new supercomputer set to be operational by the end of the year.

Farmers and growers often find themselves at the mercy of Mother Nature, but her movements are about to become easier to predict with improved seasonal forecasting. The Bureau of Meteorology will invest $3.3 million to improve the accuracy and frequency of seasonal projections in order to aid … [Read more...]