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Preparing for and adapting to drought

Drought and Climate Adaptation Program (DCAP)

We’re supporting leading research and development and extension activities to improve our understanding of the climate and droughts to assist primary producers become better prepared for future droughts

Long paddock tools, products and seasonal forecasts

Information on current drought conditions, future climate, seasonal forecasts and other tools to support farm decision making.

Drought preparation checklist

This drought preparation checklist will help you prepare your business for a drought.

Extension information for producers

A range of strategies and technologies to help manage drought:

Preventing chemical residues in food-producing animals while drought feeding

Feed for animals is often sourced from by-products of agricultural and horticultural crops and may carry an increased risk of chemical residues and contaminants that could affect food-producing animals.

Pest animal and weed management in drought-affected areas

The Queensland and Australian Governments fund projects aimed at wild dog, cat, feral pig, rabbit and weed management in Queensland.

The Queensland Feral Pest Initiative

Supports projects for invasive plant and animal management. Feral animals continue to put significant pressure on agricultural industries during drought conditions.

Land Use and Management Information for Australia

Information hub to assist land managers, planners and others who need to know more about land use, land management practices and land cover data and information for Australia.

Regional community’s climate heroes

In regional communities across the state, businesses are joining a growing alliance of climate heroes, achieving cost savings with new advances in renewable energy and efficiency.

Waterwise resources

Find out more about using your water wisely.

Water  restrictions preparation checklist

Our water restrictions preparation checklist assists landholders to prepare for water restrictions brought on by drought.