Horticulture researchers are transitioning from paper based forms to mobile phones and tablet devices to enhance the collection of plant growth measurements.
This data will assist the horticulture industry to improve crop results as part of a focus on agtech.
Horticulture researchers are transitioning from paper based forms to mobile phones and tablet devices to collect plant growth measurements. This data is automatically uploaded to the Intranet when the mobile device comes within range of the NT Government's Wi-Fi network.
The Department of Primary Industry and Resources is extending the use of the service from internal research teams to start working with industry colleagues on joint projects to understand plant production and protection best practice.
Mobile data collection saves significant time for data entry and is useful for research where repeated measurement of the same unit is required over time, for example, individual mango flower terminals or fruit as they mature, or grapes as they develop on the vines.
2020 progress update
Mobile data collection systems are now available on mobile and tablet devices for all horticultural researchers. Systems can be adapted for various applications and uses, including grower surveys, plant growth measurements, biosecurity inspections, photos and GPS point collection in the field.
These systems have facilitated efficient and consistent data collection across our regions.
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