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Register interest for your property
To register for the next property intake please fill out the NRM Spatial Hub registration form above and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
The easiest way to stay informed and up to date with the NRM Spatial Hub is to subscribe to the newsletter, which you can do from the homepage of this website, or by scrolling to the bottom of this page. The newsletter provides regular updates on system development, property mapping and upcoming events.
The NRM Spatial Hub team have been running workshops across Australia in collaboration with State and Regional organisations and industry partners. These workshops will be continuing throughout 2016.If you would like to find out when a workshop or demonstration is being held near you, make sure you register your interest by sending an email to email@example.com or go to the homepage and add your details to our E-newsletter distribution list. This will update you on all the latest developments, and let you know when a workshop or presentation is being held in your area.
In consultation with the regional NRM agencies, more than 300 properties have been involved in testing and providing feedback on the Hub over the last two years. These pilot users have received an on-property demonstration, and the opportunity to evaluate time-series remote sensing of land condition and productivity, as well as property specific training for the on-line system.
We surveyed those Landholders in early 2016, to get some idea of how the technology was helping them. Below is a summary of those findings.
– 90% found the Hub easy to use
– 95% said the Hub has the potential to improve the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of their property.
– More than 50% felt the Hub would save them between 10 and 30 labour days a year.
– 75% said it would measurably increase safe carrying capacity, and 70% expected more than a 3% increases in live weight gain through improved pasture utilisation.
– 72% rated this type of technology as crucial to making their business both viable and sustainable in the future.
It is also important to note that around half the respondents considered their property was only 50% developed, suggesting there is a larger – untapped – potential to increase total stock numbers through further infrastructure investment, guided by the Hub technology.
While the NRM Spatial Hub is still in its infancy, it has clearly shown it can bring together a range of technologies to deliver vast improvements to how big and small landholders utilise and manage their properties.