John Conner

The Toowoomba Trio is a like a group of cuddly racoons
Team Name: 
Toowoomba trio

The John Conner project was initiated by the Toowoomba Trio to tackle a major and growing problem faced by Qld vegetable growers. This challenge is Identifying and responding to heat stress in their crops.   High temperatures can cause considerable stress to crops, reducing yields and the quality of the produce grown.  However, if the stress is identified early enough remedial action can be taken to minimise the damage and save the crop.   The John Conner project provides a timely warning system for farmers when a heat stress event has likely occurred.  We have intergrated data from ABS, BoM and the Qld goverment to inform vegtable growers when they have had a heat stress event so they can inititate remidial action.  

Region: 
Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
National Regional Profile 2010-14
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This data was used to identify Qld vegetable growing regions for the mapping component of our package
Dataset Name: 
Historical rainfall and temperature forecast and observations hourly data - Weather forecasting verification data (2015-05 to 2016-04)
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Bureau of Meteorology
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
We used this data to validate our daily max and min temperature down scaling to hourly temperature routine for the QLD stations in this dataset
Dataset Name: 
SILO Patched Point Datasets for Queensland
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Queensland Goverment
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Queensland Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
We accessed this data for the daily maximum and minimum temperature which was then down scaled for hourly temperature which was then used in the warning system
Event Location: 
Toowoomba