The Eyre Peninsula is set to see a boost in farm resilience and productivity following the coalitions $3.29 million Smart Farming Partnerships Investment.
The project will use advances in satellite imagery and soil analysis to unlock the Eyre Peninsula’s full agricultural potential.
Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud says they’re backing its producers by investing in an innovative project that will help them develop more resilient and profitable farming systems in an increasingly variable climate.
Minister Littleproud said “Eyre Peninsula is one of South Australia’s premier agricultural regions, with a high proportion of the population employed in agriculture.
“An important aspect of this project is the integration of data from soil moisture probes, weather observations and climate projections.
“Eyre Peninsula is one of South Australia’s premier agricultural regions, with a high proportion of the population employed in agriculture,”
“What we learn from this project will provide a valuable demonstration to other regions of the value of combining climate, water and soil data to improve on-farm decisions.
“The Coalition Government is ready to help agriculture become a $100 billion industry by 2030 and we’ll do that in part through investing in projects like this.”