two-thirds of all agricultural businesses in Australia reported having pasture on their holding (around 90,500 agricultural businesses). Of these, 91% reported that they monitored ground cover levels.
around 31% of agricultural businesses reported having established a minimum ground cover level target for pasture on their holding. Queensland reported the highest proportion (41%) while in Tasmania only 19% reported using minimum ground cover targets.
the most common method for monitoring ground cover by agricultural businesses was visual estimates, with 87% of businesses reporting using this method. Photo monitoring standards (comparison with photos of known ground cover levels) was another common method used in the Northern Territory, utilised by 9% of agricultural businesses.
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