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Farming Systems & Precision Ag

 

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Farming Systems

Commencing in 2003 the NSW Sugar Milling Co-operative conducted research and development activities to identify an improved farming system that would increase the profitability and sustainability of the industry with the planned move toward utilising the whole-of-cane crop for electricity generation and sugar.

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GPS

In 2006 with government support through the Sugar Industry Reform Program the industry set up a network of GPS base stations. At the same time harvesters and farm tractors were set up with auto-steer systems.

 

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