GRDC Key Investment Target 1.5

Impact

Growers understand and have access to management practices that reduce the yield gap to increase profit with acceptable business risk.

Summary
  • Growers and their advisers understand the opportunity to close the yield gap.
  • Growers and their advisers know where, when and how to respond to factors that limit yield as part of integrated farming systems.
  • New solutions to move yield targets even closer to water-limited potential are discovered, considerate of risk.
SCOPE INVESTMENT OUTCOMES
Understanding of the yield gap opportunity

The size of the yield gap is quantified and the constraints to closing the gap are identified.

  • 1.5.1
    Growers and their advisers understand the scope of the yield gap opportunity and the associated constraints.
  • 1.5.2
    Growers and their advisers are motivated to take action to close the yield gap.
Effectively implementing to bridge the yield gap

The options for responding to known yield
constraints are identified, prioritised and integrated.

  • 1.5.3
    Growers and their advisers understand the options to address identified yield constraints and how to integrate into their system.
  • 1.5.4
    Growers make informed and objective business and management decisions to prioritise potential responses and effectively implement.
New goals and solutions

New, best practice is discovered and developed
to move yield targets even closer to water-limited
yield potential.

  • 1.5.5
    New solutions that address current risk and reward trade-offs to further reduce the gap between attainable yield and water-limited yield potential with acceptable business risk are discovered and benefits quantified.
  • 1.5.6
    Growers and their advisers implement new knowledge, tools, technologies or practices into whole-of-farm systems to set new attainable yield benchmarks.

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2019 | Created: 23 Jul 2019