Farm­ers em­brace prop­erty com­puter map­ping

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - DROUGHT -

QUEENS­LAND farm­ers are em­brac­ing prop­erty com­puter map­ping to boost their busi­nesses and en­sure com­pli­ance with gov­ern­ment reg­u­la­tions.

AgForce GIS tech­ni­cal man­ager Noel Brins­mead said over the past four months, 300 pri­mary pro­duc­ers at­tended com­puter map­ping work­shops run by AgForce, with more planned this month.

“Prop­erty com­puter map­ping is one of the most ef­fec­tive busi­ness tools avail­able to pri­mary pro­duc­ers. It can as­sist with man­ag­ing and plan­ning in­fra­struc­ture like fences and ir­ri­ga­tion lines, mon­i­tor­ing land con­di­tion and can help to re­duce the threat of bush­fires,” he said.

“An ef­fec­tive prop­erty map can also form part of a biose­cu­rity plan, to en­sure com­pli­ance with veg­e­ta­tion man­age­ment and to con­test land val­u­a­tions.”

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