The changing climate: impacts and adaptations options for South Australian primary producers

Rural conditions Climate change Farmers Australia South Australia
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The impacts of long-term climate change on agriculture could include more weeds, pests and diseases; changes in pasture growth and livestock carrying capacity; an increase in extreme weather events; and changes in rainfall patterns combined with higher temperatures. 


The extent of the negative effects could be reducedby strategies such as using resources more efficiently, converting to more drought-tolerant crop cultivars and exploring more diverse income opportunities. 


However, not all enterprises will be in a position to make the significant changes necessary to remain viable in this changing environment.


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