Many growers are re-thinking their climate risk management strategies following more than a decade of severe natural disasters that have affected Queensland’s horticulture industry.

Rising temperatures, variations in rainfall and more frequent extreme weather events pose increasing risk to the horticulture industry. Being pro-active about climate risks rather than reactive can make significant difference to the vulnerability or sustainably of your farm business.

The Hort360 Climate Risk Management module can help you assess climate hazards, identify the risks these pose to your business, and develop management strategies to mitigate those risks. Helping you understand how climate hazards are changing is integral to supporting successful climate adaptation in the industry.

Hort360 is the best management practice program for horticulture. It is an online risk assessment tool designed to  give you a 360-degree view of your farm business operation. Hort360 is accessible via a Growcom facilitator and/or your own login (complete and submit the registration form – https://bit.ly/2WDLMaN)

By participating in Hort360 you will have the opportunity to access on-farm technical support, on-farm training, professional networks and certification against Freshcare Environmental. All this will enable you to increase efficiencies, reduce costs, improve productivity and product quality, and build wealth.