CeRDI has an established national and international profile for its eResearch collaborations in agriculture, characterised by innovative approaches using advanced spatial mapping, the federation of agricultural-related data from disparate sources, as well as portal design and visualisation tools.
The Soil Health Knowledge Base is a repository of soil health information for the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA) and the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority (GHCMA). It assists land managers and other stakeholders to implement catchment management plans across the region. The Knowledge Base was awarded the 2015 Victorian Spatial Excellence Award and the 2015 Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Award, Environment and Sustainability category.
Visualising Australasia’s Soils (VAS) aims to provide participants of the Cooperative Research Centre for High Performance Soils (Soil CRC ) with access to considerable volumes of reliable quality soil data sourced from a federation of soil data custodians who share their data according to the rules they set.
Andrew commenced his PhD with CeRDI in 2021 and receives a scholarship from the Food Agility CRC. His research is exploring the adoption of the latest international advances in syntactic and semantic interoperability to develop standardised data streams from disparate sources to enrich decision support systems used within the agricultural and food industries.
Access to data provides the fuel for next generation decision support systems and the opportunities for sharing data have never been greater.
Peter commenced his PhD with CeRDI in 2020 and receives an Australian Government Research Training Program fee-offset scholarship through Federation University Australia. He also receives a scholarship from the Cooperative Research Centre for High Performance Soils whose activities are funded by the Australian Government's Cooperative Research Centre Program.
Basharat commenced his PhD with CeRDI in 2019 with Precision Agriculture as the industry partner. He also receives a top-up scholarship from the Food Agility CRC. His research is exploring the value proposition for Australian digital agriculture, with a focus on precision agriculture.
It has been established that the environmental implications of meeting future food demand depends on the mechanism adopted by global agriculture.
Robert commenced his PhD with CeRDI in 2019 with the Grains Research and Development Corporation as the industry partner. He also receives a top-up scholarship from the Food Agility CRC. His research is exploring how federating Australian grain trial data can lead to new discoveries that support the ideals of digital agriculture and enduring profitability for growers.
The availability of accurate and timely predictions of crop yield within the growing season would be of enormous benefit to the grains industry in Australia.
Rekha commenced her PhD with CeRDI in 2019 with Southern Farming Systems, Victorian Limestone Producers Association and Precision Agriculture as industry partners. She also receives a top-up scholarship from the Food Agility CRC. Her research is exploring and developing novel approaches to advance the understanding of lime type, quality, variability and spreadability on performance for agricultural purposes under current farming systems and practices.
Soil acidity is recognised as one of the major soil constrains to increased agricultural productivity in Australia.