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Broadband and data hold big opportunities for growers

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Grain growers in the southern cropping region can look forward to better access to advisers and off-farm resources as communications technology makes its way onto more farms in coming years... "With high speed internet connection, the options include video conferencing which means farmers can talk to their business advisers, their agronomist and their machinery resellers in a face-to-face way, live, just like you would have an ordinary conversation," Dr Lamb said at a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) grains research Update... "Using the technology generating data, including yield data from a harvester monitor, or nutrient maps or soil moisture maps, the services sector can collect that data and information and put it together to provide meaningful advice for growers...
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