The problem of inconsistent or missing data and statistics is not only confined to niche issues or small sub-sectors of the industry but also extends to significant policy areas, such as increasing energy prices and climate change.
This was confined to the most recent publications and focused in particular on publications detailing approaches being adopted by major international agencies, and by the major bioscience organisations that service the grains industry both in Australia and internationally.
This research involved a review of the various ways in which public-sector grains extension systems currently operate in different Australian jurisdictions.
The research investigated how digital technologies being used in agriculture are generating large amounts of data sufficient for ‘big data’ analytics.
The use of digital agriculture systems enables farmers to change from paddock and herd average management, to square metre and individual animal management, with reported subsequent increases in farm productivity.