GROUND COVER MONITORING
- 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
|Businesses with land used mainly for grazing|
|Businesses monitoring ground cover in paddocks|
|Businesses' main method of monitoring ground cover|
|Counting the number of plants within a defined area|
|Satellite imagery and remote sensing|
|(a) 2011-12 figures for calculating percentage changes are sourced from Land Management and Farming in Australia, 2011-12 (cat. no. 4627.0)|
This page last updated 21 August 2014