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CCRSPI Conference 2011

The inaugural CCRSPI Conference was held on 14-17 February 2011 at the MCG in Melbourne.

Bringing together over 300 scientists, farmers, research managers and policy makers, the Conference was an opportunity to share knowledge and information, and ensure the best available science in the agricultural sector is understood and interrogated for relevance by other sectors.

As the country’s only dedicated primary industries and climate change conference, it offered a unique interface between climate change research, policy and the farm.

The presentations (and associated audio) made at the Conference are available as an enduring resource. They can be viewed and streamed from the table below. A selection of photos taken during the Conference are available in the photo gallery.

A free public forum was held as part of the Conference at Federation Square, Melbourne city. ABC journalist Fran Kelly facilitated a diverse panel of leaders from the science, agriculture, community and policy sectors debating the question How do we feed and clothe the world in 2050? A video of the forum is available on The Monthly website.

The Conference program is available to download below.

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Day 2 Communications "Message received" not "Message sent" Susan McNair Currie Communications See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Soils A field study on the impact of the nitrification inhibitor DMPP on nitrous oxide emissions from pasture Helen Suter University of Melbourne See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 1 Farming systems Adaptation strategies to shorter growing seasons for lamb enterprises in southern Australia Matthew Harrison CSIRO See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Transformational adaptation Adapting a rice farm to climate change Laurie Arthur Farmer See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Socio-economic Agricultural adaptation during times of change Thilak Mallawaarachchi University of Queensland See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Impacts and forecasting An historical analysis of the changes in pasture production and growing season in three dairy regions of south east Australia Richard Rawnsley Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Socio-economic An integrated assessment of land use change in the Border Rivers-Gwydir catchment Jonathon Moss University of New England See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 1 Animals Antimethanogenic plants for grazing system Zoey Durmic University of Western Australia See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Impacts and forecasting Attitudes to climate change in southern NSW Jan Edwards Industry & Investment NSW See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 2 plenary Water and landscapes Australia’s future landscapes: reflections on caution, hope, inspiration and transformation Jason Alexandra Murray Darling Basin Authority See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 1 Animals Breeding cattle for lower greenhouse gas emissions in an Australian carbon trading environment Rob Herd Industry & Investment NSW See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Transformational adaptation Can Australia's peanut value chains transform to adapt to future climates - Peter Thorburn CSIRO See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Farming systems Can flexibility be built into cropping systems for adapting to climate uncertainty? Darshan Sharma Department of Agriculture and Food WA See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 1 Farming systems Can we achieve net reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and meet global food demand? Richard Eckard University of Melbourne See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Soils Can we reduce nitrous oxide emissions from animal production systems Kevin Kelly Department of Primary Industries Victoria See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Soils Can we reduce nitrous oxide emissions from crops? Sally Officer Department of Primary Industries Victoria See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 2 plenary RDE for primary industries in Australia Climate change adaptation: marine biodiversity and fisheries Colin Creighton Fisheries Research and Development Corporation See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 1 plenary Farming systems Climate change and Australian farming systems Peter Hayman South Australian Research and Development Institute See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 2 Socio-economic Closing the loop by using adaptive capacity workshops Kerry Bridle Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 2 Communications Communicating climate and carbon information: don't forget the "E"... Graeme Anderson Department of Primary Industries Victoria See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 1 Plants Early maturity of grapevines in SE Australia between 1995 and 2009 was associated with early onset rather than faster ripening Victor Sadras South Australian Research and Development Institute See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 2 Water and landscapes Effects of rising CO2 concentration on water use efficiency of Eucalyptus saligna Craig Barton Industry & Investment NSW See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 1 Plants Elevated atmospheric CO2 and wheat production in Australia Glenn Fitzgerald Department of Primary Industries Victoria See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Soils Emissions of nitrous oxide from a cracking clay soil Graeme Schwenke Industry & Investment NSW See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 2 plenary RDE for primary industries in Australia Enhancing cooperation in agricultural greenhouse gas research Laura Hogg New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 1 Animals Farmer case study: Ian and Karen Litchfield, southern Riverina Ian Litchfield Farmer See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 2 Socio-economic Farmers adapting to climate change: financial and production analysis for three Victorian farms Harm van Rees Birchip Cropping Group See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 plenary Transformational adaptation Farming and food systems for a carbon, water, energy and nutrient constrained world Andrew Campbell Research Institute for Environment and Livelihoods See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 2 Socio-economic Five big questions Chris Sounness Department of Primary Industries Victoria See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Socio-economic Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre: profitable perennials Bob Farquharson Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 1 Plants GM crops for reducing greenhouse gas emissions Rick Roush University of Melbourne See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Farming systems Grains best management practice for managing climate threats and opportunities Jeff Clewett Agroclim Australia See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 plenary Greenhouse gas accounting Greenhouse gas accounting for the land-based sector Annette Cowie National Centre for Rural Greenhouse Gas Research See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Greenhouse gas accounting Greenhouse gas emissions from food and biofuel production Louise Barton University of Western Australia See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Soils How will the impact of elevated carbon dioxide on grain production vary with different soils? Roger Armstrong Department of Primary Industries Victoria See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Plants Impact of climate change on wheat phenology in the NSW wheat belt De Li Liu Industry & Investment NSW See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Soils Is it commercially viable to use dicyandiamide on a dairy farm in south-western Victoria? Tim Huggins University of Melbourne See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 2 Communications Knowledge partnership: an extension approach in climate change adaptation Marion Titterton Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 2 Water and landscapes Lessons from recurrent droughts in plantations Richard Harper Murdoch University See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 1 plenary Animals Livestock production in a changing climate Beverley Henry Queensland University of Technology See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 1 Farming systems Management of grazing systems to 2030 Melissa Rebbeck South Australian Research and Development Institute See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Farming systems Managing a highly variable and changing climate David Cattanach Farmer See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Farming systems Managing crop production uncertainties and climate variability through a map-based system Jean-Francois Rochcouste University of Queensland See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Farming systems Managing future agricultural production in a variable and changing climate Steven Crimp CSIRO See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 2 Water and landscapes Managing land for integrated landscape outcomes Steve Matthews Farmer See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 1 Farming systems Managing risk in a highly variable climate: farmer case study Barry Mudge Farmer See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 1 Animals Methane emissions unaffected when DHA fed to cows Peter Moate Department of Primary Industries Victoria See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Soils Modelling nitrous oxide emissions from agricultural soils Deli Chen University of Melbourne See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 2 plenary RDE for primary industries in Australia National Primary Industries Research, Development and Extension Framework and CCRSPI Bruce Kefford Department of Primary Industries Victoria See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Transformational adaptation New rural industries for future climates Ros Prinsley See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 1 Farming systems Novel perennial based farming systems are a key tool in adaptation Mike Ewing Future Farm Industries CRC See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Plants Nutrient supply, below ground processes and elevated CO2 change the nutritional quality of cyanogenic clover Trifolium repens Ros Gleadow Monash University See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Greenhouse gas accounting On-farm greenhouse gas audit Mark McKew Farmer See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 2 Socio-economic Opportunities emerging from consumer led changes towards a more 'climate friendly' diet - David Pearson University of Canberra See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 1 plenary Plants Plant adaptation to climate change Scott Chapman CSIRO See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 1 Plants Pome fruit heat damage to increase with climate change unless actively managed Malcolm McCaskill Department of Primary Industries Victoria See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Impacts and forecasting Practical management of climate variability in a changing climate Peter McIntosh CSIRO See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 1 Animals Preliminary results of estimating on-farm methane for sheep production on the Northern Tablelands of Australia Malcolm McPhee Industry & Investment NSW See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 1 Plants Queensland beef: carbon neutral? Peter Whip Farmer See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Farming systems Regional impacts of climate change on dryland farm: or what characteristics make a farm vulnerable or resilient? Ross Kingwell Department of Agriculture and Food WA See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Impacts and forecasting Resilience surfaces for pasture production under climate change scenarios Brendan Cullen University of Melbourne See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Soils Restoring soil carbon and landscape function will require us to change ourselves David Marsh Farmer See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Plants Securing pulses under changed climates Rebecca Ford University of Melbourne See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 2 plenary Socio-economic Social implications of climate change Margaret Alston Monash University See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 plenary Soils Soils and climate change: greenhouse gas emissions implications and research requirements Jeff Baldock CSIRO See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Soils The Australian Nitrous Oxide Research Program Peter Grace Queensland University of Technology See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 2 Communications The climate change risk management matrix Neil Cliffe Department of Employment Economic Development and Innovation Queensland See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 1 plenary Opening plenary The global challenge to feed and clothe the world’s population in a changing climate M.S. Swaminathan M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation India See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Greenhouse gas accounting The greenhouse footprint of wood production in NSW Fabiano Ximenes Industry & Investment NSW See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 2 plenary RDE for primary industries in Australia The RDCs delivering the goods, for the past 20 years and the next 20 years Dennis Mutton Council of Rural Research and Development Corporations See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 2 Water and landscapes The role of climate variability and climate change in NSW water sharing arrangements Shahadat Chowdhury NSW Office of Water See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 1 plenary Opening plenary The role of RDE and CCRSPI Michael Robinson CCRSPI See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 2 plenary RDE for primary industries in Australia The role of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation in climate change Simon Winter Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 plenary Transformational adaptation Transformational adaptation Mark Howden CSIRO See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Transformational adaptation Transformational adaptation for the wheatbelt: energy tree cropping Richard Bennett Future Farm Industries CRC See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 2 plenary Water Water theme plenary John Langford University of Melbourne See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 2 Communications What change should extension be enabling in the name of climate change adaptation Lauren Rickards University of Melbourne See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 2 Water and landscapes What future for Riverina irrigation communities Craig Clifton Sinclair Knight Merz See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 1 plenary Opening plenary Where does agriculture need to be in 2030/50? Peter Reading Grains Research and Development Corporation See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Greenhouse gas accounting Whole farm systems analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions of Australian dairy farms Karen Christie Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Farming systems Will climate change negate better farm management for improving water quality in the Mackay-Whitsunday region? Peter Thorburn CSIRO See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Farming systems Will managing for climate variability also manage for climate change? Andrew Moore CSIRO See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 3 Impacts and forecasting Yield Prophet and precision agriculture - a suitable tool for risk management and increased productivity in the Northern Agricultural Region of WA? Craig Topham Agrarian Management See video DOWNLOAD
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Day 1 Animals Antimethanogenic plants for grazing system
Day 1 Animals Breeding cattle for lower greenhouse gas emissions in an Australian carbon trading environment
Day 1 Animals Farmer case study: Ian and Karen Litchfield, southern Riverina
Day 1 Animals Methane emissions unaffected when DHA fed to cows
Day 1 Animals Preliminary results of estimating on-farm methane for sheep production on the Northern Tablelands of Australia
Day 1 Farming systems Adaptation strategies to shorter growing seasons for lamb enterprises in southern Australia
Day 1 Farming systems Can we achieve net reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and meet global food demand?
Day 1 Farming systems Management of grazing systems to 2030
Day 1 Farming systems Managing risk in a highly variable climate: farmer case study
Day 1 Farming systems Novel perennial based farming systems are a key tool in adaptation
Day 1 Plants Early maturity of grapevines in SE Australia between 1995 and 2009 was associated with early onset rather than faster ripening
Day 1 Plants Elevated atmospheric CO2 and wheat production in Australia
Day 1 Plants GM crops for reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Day 1 Plants Pome fruit heat damage to increase with climate change unless actively managed
Day 1 Plants Queensland beef: carbon neutral?
Day 1 plenary Animals Livestock production in a changing climate
Day 1 plenary Farming systems Climate change and Australian farming systems
Day 1 plenary Opening plenary The global challenge to feed and clothe the world’s population in a changing climate
Day 1 plenary Opening plenary The role of RDE and CCRSPI
Day 1 plenary Opening plenary Where does agriculture need to be in 2030/50?
Day 1 plenary Plants Plant adaptation to climate change
Day 2 Communications "Message received" not "Message sent"
Day 2 Communications Communicating climate and carbon information: don't forget the "E"...
Day 2 Communications Knowledge partnership: an extension approach in climate change adaptation
Day 2 Communications The climate change risk management matrix
Day 2 Communications What change should extension be enabling in the name of climate change adaptation
Day 2 Socio-economic Closing the loop by using adaptive capacity workshops
Day 2 Socio-economic Farmers adapting to climate change: financial and production analysis for three Victorian farms
Day 2 Socio-economic Five big questions
Day 2 Socio-economic Opportunities emerging from consumer led changes towards a more 'climate friendly' diet -
Day 2 Water and landscapes Effects of rising CO2 concentration on water use efficiency of Eucalyptus saligna
Day 2 Water and landscapes Lessons from recurrent droughts in plantations
Day 2 Water and landscapes Managing land for integrated landscape outcomes
Day 2 Water and landscapes The role of climate variability and climate change in NSW water sharing arrangements
Day 2 Water and landscapes What future for Riverina irrigation communities
Day 2 plenary RDE for primary industries in Australia Climate change adaptation: marine biodiversity and fisheries
Day 2 plenary RDE for primary industries in Australia Enhancing cooperation in agricultural greenhouse gas research
Day 2 plenary RDE for primary industries in Australia National Primary Industries Research, Development and Extension Framework and CCRSPI
Day 2 plenary RDE for primary industries in Australia The RDCs delivering the goods, for the past 20 years and the next 20 years
Day 2 plenary RDE for primary industries in Australia The role of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation in climate change
Day 2 plenary Socio-economic Social implications of climate change
Day 2 plenary Water Water theme plenary
Day 2 plenary Water and landscapes Australia’s future landscapes: reflections on caution, hope, inspiration and transformation
Day 3 Farming systems Can flexibility be built into cropping systems for adapting to climate uncertainty?
Day 3 Farming systems Grains best management practice for managing climate threats and opportunities
Day 3 Farming systems Managing a highly variable and changing climate
Day 3 Farming systems Managing crop production uncertainties and climate variability through a map-based system
Day 3 Farming systems Managing future agricultural production in a variable and changing climate
Day 3 Farming systems Regional impacts of climate change on dryland farm: or what characteristics make a farm vulnerable or resilient?
Day 3 Farming systems Will climate change negate better farm management for improving water quality in the Mackay-Whitsunday region?
Day 3 Farming systems Will managing for climate variability also manage for climate change?
Day 3 Greenhouse gas accounting Greenhouse gas emissions from food and biofuel production
Day 3 Greenhouse gas accounting On-farm greenhouse gas audit
Day 3 Greenhouse gas accounting The greenhouse footprint of wood production in NSW
Day 3 Greenhouse gas accounting Whole farm systems analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions of Australian dairy farms
Day 3 Impacts and forecasting An historical analysis of the changes in pasture production and growing season in three dairy regions of south east Australia
Day 3 Impacts and forecasting Attitudes to climate change in southern NSW
Day 3 Impacts and forecasting Practical management of climate variability in a changing climate
Day 3 Impacts and forecasting Resilience surfaces for pasture production under climate change scenarios
Day 3 Impacts and forecasting Yield Prophet and precision agriculture - a suitable tool for risk management and increased productivity in the Northern Agricultural Region of WA?
Day 3 Plants Impact of climate change on wheat phenology in the NSW wheat belt
Day 3 Plants Nutrient supply, below ground processes and elevated CO2 change the nutritional quality of cyanogenic clover Trifolium repens
Day 3 Plants Securing pulses under changed climates
Day 3 Socio-economic Agricultural adaptation during times of change
Day 3 Socio-economic An integrated assessment of land use change in the Border Rivers-Gwydir catchment
Day 3 Socio-economic Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre: profitable perennials
Day 3 Soils A field study on the impact of the nitrification inhibitor DMPP on nitrous oxide emissions from pasture
Day 3 Soils Can we reduce nitrous oxide emissions from animal production systems
Day 3 Soils Can we reduce nitrous oxide emissions from crops?
Day 3 Soils Emissions of nitrous oxide from a cracking clay soil
Day 3 Soils How will the impact of elevated carbon dioxide on grain production vary with different soils?
Day 3 Soils Is it commercially viable to use dicyandiamide on a dairy farm in south-western Victoria?
Day 3 Soils Modelling nitrous oxide emissions from agricultural soils
Day 3 Soils Restoring soil carbon and landscape function will require us to change ourselves
Day 3 Soils The Australian Nitrous Oxide Research Program
Day 3 Transformational adaptation Adapting a rice farm to climate change
Day 3 Transformational adaptation Can Australia's peanut value chains transform to adapt to future climates -
Day 3 Transformational adaptation New rural industries for future climates
Day 3 Transformational adaptation Transformational adaptation for the wheatbelt: energy tree cropping
Day 3 plenary Greenhouse gas accounting Greenhouse gas accounting for the land-based sector
Day 3 plenary Soils Soils and climate change: greenhouse gas emissions implications and research requirements
Day 3 plenary Transformational adaptation Farming and food systems for a carbon, water, energy and nutrient constrained world
Day 3 plenary Transformational adaptation Transformational adaptation