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4627.0 - Land Management and Farming in Australia, 2012-13 Quality Declaration 
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In 2012-13:

  • Approximately three-quarters of all agricultural businesses in Australia reported having land used mainly for grazing on their holding (around 97,400 agricultural businesses). Of these, 54% reported that they monitored ground cover levels.
  • The most common method for monitoring ground cover by agricultural businesses was visual estimates, with 95% of businesses reporting using this method.

GROUND COVER MONITORING, Australia, year ended 30 June 2013

Movement since
2011-12 (a)

Businesses with land used mainly for grazing
97 363
Businesses monitoring ground cover in paddocks
53 061
Businesses' main method of monitoring ground cover
Visual estimates
50 180
Step pointing
Photo monitoring
Counting the number of plants within a defined area
Satellite imagery and remote sensing
Other methods

(a) 2011-12 figures for calculating percentage changes are sourced from Land Management and Farming in Australia, 2011-12 (cat. no. 4627.0)

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