This project is developing user-friendly online tools to help farmers make informed crop management decisions about plant varieties, fertilisers, irrigation scheduling, rotations, sowing and weeding.
This is an opportunity for farmers to bring agricultural research into their region to compare how different crops and pastures, products and irrigation scheduling perform with local soils and conditions.
Information generated by farmers is being supplemented by data about soil physical characteristics, crop rotations and farming systems to develop online irrigation and cropping tools specific to Tasmania's unique environment.
Farmers are providing direct input into the development and application of these tools, ensuring that they are commercially relevant to their own properties and to the wider industry.
Once validated, the models will be used with farmers to explore different cropping strategies, including: different plant varieties, fertiliser application, irrigation scheduling, crop rotations.