Published: 26 Jun 2018
The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture has been announced as a member of the CRC for High Performance Soils, a national research program to help farmers bridge the gap between soil science and farm management.
The CRC for High Performance Soils will provide farmers the tools and knowledge to make decisions on complex soil management issues. This will help optimise productivity, yield and profitability and ensure long-term sustainability of their farming businesses.
TIA’s involvement will be led by Dr Richard Doyle and a team of scientists from TIA’s Centre for Agricultural Systems. We will focus on soil health, sensors and instruments, data mining and big data analytics.
“Our expertise in agriculture and science, coupled with the ‘big data’ capacity that was built via Sense-T, allows us to look at historically challenging on-farm management issues in different ways,” Dr Doyle said.
“Real-time sensing and strong data analysis allow us to develop powerful tools which will help farm operators increase yield and drive efficiency in their operations.”