4627.0 - Land Management and Farming in Australia, 2013-14 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/2015   
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    KEY POINTS

    • 53% of Australia’s total land area was managed by agricultural businesses.
    • Broadcasting on the surface was the most common method employed for application of nitrogen based fertilisers.
    • Of the nitrogen based fertiliser types, ammonium phosphates were applied to the largest area of agricultural land (12.0 million hectares), closely followed by urea (11.9 million hectares).
    • Almost 20% of agricultural businesses applied a soil enhancer to their land, with the most common enhancer being lime and/or dolomite.
    • Despite an increase of 3% in the number of agricultural businesses undertaking intercropping since 2011-12, the area on which it was undertaken has decreased.