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For over 100 years, from the 1840s to the 1950s, the Australian economy was seen to be ‘riding on the sheep's back'. Agriculture, especially wool, established Australia as a thriving economy with a substantial workforce, service industries and large port cities.
There have been many changes in farming methods over the last 200 years and Australian farmers have had to be adaptable as well as resilient and inventive. The challenges of access to fresh water, the legacy of high amounts of fertilisers, massive clearing, over grazing, a tyranny of distance, transport costs and feral animals, have tested Australian farmers to their limits. In response, farming has become more mechanised and reliant on technologies, as well as holistic methods as it seeks to become more sustainable.
Australian farmers were and are to this day, world pioneers in dryland farming, natural resource management and sustainable agriculture.
As attention turns to sustainable energy and production, Hitachi have looked at ways in which technological advancements can redefine the way the world’s biggest industries are run, managed – and monitored
The ongoing monitoring of crops is essential to ensuring the steady cultivation of agricultural produce so that fertiliser and other agricultural chemicals can be applied appropriately.
Hitachi offers cloud services for plant factories which include greenhouses, hydroponics farms, sunlight utilised plant factories and fully controlled plant factories.
|Corporate / Office Name||Hitachi Australia Pty Ltd|
|Address||Suite 801, Level 8, 123, Epping Road, North Ryde NSW 2113 Australia|
|Tel||+61 2 9888 4100 or 1800 HITACHI|
|Fax||+61 2 9888 4188|