Incorporating digital farming for improved productivity in the Upper North of South Australia.

Upper North Farming Systems

  • Project code: PRO-015321

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Sunday, May 30, 2021

  • Project completion date: Monday, May 30, 2022

  • Journal Articles From Project: Frost Fact Sheet How to Use Precision Ag Map Layers to Think About Frost Differently (Issue: NA on 25/5/2022), Soils Fact Sheet How to Use Precision Ag Map Layers to Accurately Soil Test (Issue: AN on 15/1/2022)

  • National Priority: AFI - AgriFood Innovation


Currently, key barriers to on farm technology adoption in the Upper North of South Australia are confidence and perceived return on investment. There is a gap in the skills and knowledge to access and interpret readily available data for improved decision making. This project is designed to build confidence and digital literacy in farmers who are under utilising and not utilising current data and technology with a focus on broad-acre cropping production within a mixed-farming enterprise. We aim to elevate the baseline of technology and data use to reduce the gap between those in the region who are onthe cutting edge as early adopters and those at the beginning of their journey. By closing this gap through confidence building in small network groups farmers will be supported to continue engagement with technology and will strengthen the networks of farmers working together in the region to tackle evolving issues. A long-term approach to farmers working together with the support of industry specialists is key to this project, with hands-on workshops in hub groups, case-study examples, and a directory of regionally available AgTech support key outcomes.


AgriFood Innovation

Research Organisation

Upper North Farming Systems