ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents information on agricultural land management and farming practices. Data were collected from the 2011-12 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) conducted by the ABS in 2012. The 2011-12 ARMS is the third biennial resource management collection in this series. As such, the comparative data analysis and commentary uses the 2009-10 ARMS as the benchmark reference.
The data cubes provide important information on a variety of farming management practices of Australian agricultural businesses, including cropping and pasture management, fertiliser use, natural environment conservation protection and farm management.
Data are published at the Australian, State, and Natural Resource Management (NRM) levels. More detailed NRM level data will be released at a later date.
Complementary data collected from the 2011-12 ARMS can be found in Agricultural Commodities, Australia, 2011-12 (cat. no. 7121.0), Water Use on Australian Farms, 2011-12 (cat. no. 4618.0), and Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2011-12 (cat. no. 7503.0).
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.