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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.

COOPERATIVE RESEARCH CENTRES

Food Agility CRC

Food Agility CRC

The Food Agility CRC is an innovation hub creating new digital technologies and services to help the Australian agrifood industry grow its comparative advantage.

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Soil CRC

Soil CRC

The Soil CRC is bridging the gap between soil science and farm management to assist Australian farmers in making decisions on complex soil management issues.

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PROJECTS

3D Soil Constraints

3D Soil Constraints

In collaboration with the Grains Research and Development Corporation and the Colere Group, CeRDI contributed to a project evaluating existing and emerging technologies for three-dimensional (3D) soils data at a sub-paddock scale for grain growers.

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Agricultural Price Guide Tool

Agricultural Price Guide

The Agricultural Price Guide project is enabling growers and agronomists to examine historic pricing information and fluctuations in prices for major agricultural commodities.

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Agricultural Research Federation

Agricultural Research Federation (AgReFed)

The Agricultural Research Federation (AgReFed) project is supporting collaboration and novel insights in research, development and policy through improving the discoverability of data.

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Climate Variability and Grazing

Climate Variability and Grazing

Perennial Pasture Systems (PPS) is leading a project, with CeRDI and Agriculture Victoria, to use technologies with pasture growth predictors for on-farm decision making in response to changes in climate and environment.

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Corangamite Soil Health Knowledge Base

Corangamite Soil Health Knowledge Base

The Corangamite Soil Health Knowledge Base project is a repository of soil health information assisting land managers to implement catchment management plans.

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Decision Wizard

Decision Wizard

The Decision Wizard project is a decision-making web app helping guide farmers in their on-farm decision-making and building knowledge about how decisions are made.

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Forecasts for Profit

Forecasts for Profit

The Forecasts for Profit project is improving the use of seasonal climate forecast information and how it is communicated.

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Grain & Graze

The Grain & Graze project is providing information, case studies, articles, discussion papers, tools and other decision-making resources to assist mixed farming enterprises.

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Growing Southern Gippsland

Growing Southern Gippsland

Growing Southern Gippsland has been designed to encourage southern Gippsland landholders to identify and target their own climate change knowledge gap needs as they journey through the portal.

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Hyper Yielding Crops

Hyper Yielding Crops

The Hyper Yielding Crops project is maximising cropping yields in high rainfall areas by informing the setting of attainable grain yield targets.

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Kangaroo Grass, as a crop and to heal Country

Kangaroo Grass, as a crop and to heal Country

The Djandak Dja Kunditja (Country Healing its Home) project is using Kangaroo Grass (Themeda triandra) as a modern perennial broadacre cropping system.

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Southern Farming Systems - National Landcare Program Smart Farming Project

National Landcare Program Smart Farming Project

The Building the Resilience and Profitability of Cropping and Grazing Farmers project is providing farmers with information to make better on-farm management decisions.

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Natural Resource Management Portal

Natural Resource Management Portal

The Corangamite Natural Resource Management Portal is providing the tools and information for communities and agencies to identify joint priorities for catchment management.

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Online Farm Trials

Online Farm Trials

The Online Farm Trials project is digitally transforming trial research for Australia’s grains industry to enable users to rapidly find decision useful information.

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Online Final Reports

The Online Final Reports project is using innovative knowledge management approaches to evaluate, convert and collate reports into a consistent and accessible format.

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Precision Agriculture

Precision Agriculture

The Collaborative eResearch in Agriculture project is a partnership with Precision Agriculture to develop digital tools to enhance precision agriculture services.

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Riverine Plains

Riverine Plains

The Capturing In-Paddock Variability for Bespoke Fertiliser Management project is using precision agriculture datasets to unlock new insights about plant performance.

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Soil Interoperability Experiment Demonstrator

The Soil Interoperability Experiment Demonstrator project is interoperably federating soil data stored in three disparate databases in New Zealand, Australia and the Netherlands.

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Soil sampling research with Glenelg-Hopkins Catchment Management Authority

Soil Sampling Research

The Soil Sampling Research project is supporting the establishment of a soil monitoring network to help farmers improve and protect their soil.

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Southern Farming Systems soil probe network

Southern Farming Systems Soil Probe Network

The ProbeTrax project is a web platform displaying soil moisture and temperature values across a soil probe network in the high rainfall zones of Victoria and Tasmania

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Visualising Australasia’s Soils

Visualising Australasia’s Soils

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.

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Visualising Victoria’s Groundwater

Visualising Victoria's Groundwater

The Visualising Victoria’s Groundwater project is an innovative technology offering a real-time, centralised site for Victoria’s groundwater information.

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HIGHER DEGREE BY RESEARCH STUDENTS


Andrew MacLeod

Andrew MacLeod

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.

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Advancing syntactic and semantic interoperability for data in the agricultural and food industries
Advancing syntactic and semantic interoperability for data in 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.

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Peter Weir

Peter Weir

Peter commenced his PhD with CeRDI in 2020 and receives an Australian Government Research Training Program fee-offset scholarship through Federation University Australia. His research is exploring the in-paddock variability of plant available water.

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In-Paddock Variability of Plant Available Water
In-Paddock Variability of Plant Available Water

With the adoption of precision agriculture and implementation of site-specific crop management by farmers there is a better understanding of spatial and temporal variabilities in cropping fields and pastures.

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Basharat Ali - PhD Candidate

Basharat Ali

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.

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Precision conservation agricultural practices (PCAPs) and agriculture performance: the moderating role of FAIRness of data and resilience
Investigating the roles of data, digital agriculture and resilience in agricultural performance

It has been established that the environmental implications of meeting future food demand depends on the mechanism adopted by global agriculture.

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Robert Clark

Robert Clark

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.

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Predicting crop yield within the growing season at sub-paddock scale
Predicting crop yield within the growing season at sub-paddock scale: a big data approach

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.

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Rekha Attanayake

Rekha Attanayake

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.

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Developing new methods to help farmers make decisions on lime use and lime requirement
Developing new methods to help farmers make decisions on lime use and lime requirement

Soil acidity is recognised as one of the major soil constrains to increased agricultural productivity in Australia.

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