AH02014 - Second Stage Information Scoping Study

This project has revisited and confirmed the value of improved horticultural industry statistics. In the first stage of work on Horticultural Statistics, completed in November 01, the industry feedback summarized the current situation with horticultural industry statistics as ineffective in collecting data, not accurate enough inspire confident use and not timely enough to be used in commercial decision making.  It is concluded that the provision and accuracy of data inputs will only be secure, when statistical outputs of commercial value, are made available in return to those who are providing data. On short there has to be a tangible incentive place.