Welcome to PICCC

Postgraduate certificate graduating class
Professional development in climate change for the primary industries

PICCC's postgraduate training builds knowledge of climate change among professionals working in the agriculture sector.

Peaches
Fruit trees and winter chill

Why do fruit trees need dormancy and what happens to when winter isn't cold enough?

Soil
PICCC at the 2014 National Soil Science Conference

PICCC research on soil carbon, nitrous oxide and nitrification inhibitors showcased.

Sheep on paddock
How do we achieve a 'sustainably intensified' food production system?

Challenges facing the meat, dairy, horticulture and grains industries in the effort to 'sustainably intensify' by 2050.

PICCC newsletter: December edition

The latest edition of PICCC news, including presentations from the recent soil science conference and horticulture adaptation research results.

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The Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre (PICCC) is a collaborative venture between the University of Melbourne and the Department of Environment and Primary Industries Victoria.

PICCC combines the resources and activities of its partners to lead research, development and education related to climate change and the primary industries. Read more.

Featured research

Methane abatement strategies

Fruit tree adaptation

Increasing the Australian fruit tree industry's preparedness for climate change.

Reducing nitrous oxide emissions

New research on using inhibitors to mitigate emissions from dairy, horticulture and crops.

Sheep

Evaluating abatement strategies

Assessing emissions abatement and carbon sequestration strategies for the dairy, sheep and beef industries.