Growers have shown a willingness to innovate in their approaches to production, agronomy and techniques. They have demonstrated a willingness to accept sound and extensive research, most often brought about by GRDC investment. Water use efficiency has doubled in the past 15 years and the GRDC’s focus on closing the yield gap has added significant farm gate value.
Over the next 15 years the industry as a whole will need to adopt and adapt to innovations in areas such as agtech (including robotics, automation and gene technology), record keeping, information gathering and decision making.
This working group will identify the barriers that exist to on-farm investment and how can the industry foster an environment of investment certainty to accelerate adoption of innovations.