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Farmers to run their own research as part of digital skills drive

Image: CSIRO [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

West Australia’s wheat and barley growers will be able to design research projects and monitor data as part of an on-farm experimentation scheme developed by Murdoch and Curtin Universities.

The data management scheme aims to build digital skills among farmers and is part of the Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre precision agriculture programme.

Simon Cook, who leads the centre for digital agriculture at Murdoch University in Perth, said farmers would be able to conduct and analyse their research using data collected during grain harvesting.

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