DROUGHT-affected producers are being encouraged to take advantage of a webinar focusing on drought issues and the seasonal outlook.
The webinar is being organised by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, and executive director Malcolm Letts that rarely had the potential timing and intensity of the wet season been of greater importance to the northern cattle industry than this year.
"With large areas of Queensland, the Northern Territory and northern New South Wales under severe seasonal pressure, following the failure of the last summer wet season, the need for relieving rain is now critical," he said.
"DAFF is conducting a webinar on Thursday October 24 to outline the latest seasonal climate outlook with presenters from the Bureau of Meteorology and the Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts (DSITIA).
"We are all aware that it's been a very hard winter and spring, and the drought continues to spread. The outlook for the coming months is extremely important.
"Thursday's webinar will be tailored to a Queensland audience with details of the Bureau's extended seven-day forecast system that will be made available to Queensland producers in 2014. This will be of great assistance to producers wanting to time activities around the weather."
► Webinar - Seasonal Outlook
12.30PM, Thursday, October 24
This event is for anyone, including producers, processors, brand managers, supply chain managers, agents, consultants and consumers.
The session will be recorded and a link will be sent to all those who register, so if you can't participate on the day, you won't miss out.
To participate in the webinar:
Reserve your webinar spot here. You need to register to receive your personal login details.
- Click the option to 'Add to Outlook calendar' to receive an automated reminder to join the webinar.
- Test your computer beforehand here. Click on the 'Join a session' link. If you have problems, contact GoToWebinar (1800 356 792).
- Join 10 minutes early on the day of the webinar. You can interact by typing questions in the Q&A panel or by raising your electronic hand.
For more information about managing during drought, contact 13 25 23 or visit www.daff.qld.gov.au
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