Northern Region characteristics include:

  • tropical, sub-tropical and temperate environments
  • high percentage of Vertosol clay soils
  • stored soil moisture increases yield reliability
  • high percentage of mixed farming
  • summer-dominant cropping in Qld; winter-dominant in NSW
  • large and diverse domestic and export markets
  • high-potential yields, though with greater variability
  • farming system may also include sugarcane, cotton, or pastures

Grain crops grown in the northern region:

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