ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents information on agricultural land management practices. Data were collected in the 2009-10 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) conducted by the ABS.
The publication and related datacubes provide important information on a variety of management practices of Australian agricultural businesses, including cropping and pasture management, fertiliser use, natural environment conservation protection and farm management.
The estimates in this publication provide benchmark data on resource management practices for the Australian Government's Caring for our Country program. This program is a Commonwealth government initiative that seeks to achieve an environment that is healthy, better protected, well managed and resilient, and provides essential ecosystem services in a changing climate.
Also presented in the datacubes attached to this publication are final data on adverse seasonal conditions experienced in 2009-10, and the farm management responses found effective in dealing with these adverse seasonal conditions.
Data are published at the Australian and State levels in this publication and at National Resource Management (NRM) levels in related datacubes to be released at a later date.
Complementary data collected from the 2009-10 ARMS can be found in Water Use on Australian Farms, 2009-10 (cat. no. 4618.0) and Agricultural Commodities, Australia, 2009-10 (cat. no. 7121.0).
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.