Research topic 1: Site Selection Layout and Drainage
Trial number SA01SEQ-01
Farm planning is a decision-making process which involves the organisation and management of limited resources to realise specific business goals. Farm planning involves selecting the most profitable course of action from amongst all possible alternatives.
The ultimate objective of farm planning is to maximize the net income of the farmer through improved resource use. Farm planning helps the farmer examine existing resources, compare past experiences and identify the various needs for the operation. A farm plan is a programme of total farm activities. An optimum farm plan will satisfy all the resource constraints at the farm level and yield the maximum profit. A good farm plan has flexibility to account for changes in the environment.
This demonstration will evaluate a number of technologies and methods available to improve the farm planning process and support the layout, design and location of farm blocks and infrastructure such as drains, bioreactors, etc.
Demonstrate various technologies to help growers make better on-farm decisions in their farm planning process.
Evaluate the outcomes of using this technology to reduce soil erosion through better location of drains and other infrastructure.