Phase 1: Scoping workshop - Real time decision support system for remote monitoring of crops (AS20006)
What was it all about?
In 2021, this short project examined key challenges affecting horticulture industries to inform a future investment into developing a real-time decision support system for remote monitoring of crops. Through a scoping workshop, grower surveys and 1:1 grower interviews, various problems facing horticulture growers were mapped out, discussed and prioritised.
Specific project activities included:
- Assessing technology gaps within industry and identifying ways to bridge these gaps.
- Understanding how data and smart farm technologies impact on-farm decision making.
- Exploring the role and potential impact of integrating smart monitoring tools for improved decision making.
- Reviewing the opportunities and likely impediments for the development and implementation of decision support systems into Australia’s horticulture industry.
The recommendations from this project will be tested in a second phase of the project that is currently undergoing contracting.
This project was funded by the Hort Frontiers Advanced Production Systems Fund, part of the Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative developed by Hort Innovation, with co-investment from Western Sydney University and contributions from the Australian Government.
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