The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is one of the world’s leading grains research organisations, responsible for planning, investing in and overseeing RD&E to deliver improvements in production, sustainability and profitability across the Australian grains industry.

The CSIRO Agriculture and Food is helping Australian farmers and industry improve productivity and sustainability across the agriculture sector.



Global Yield Gap Atlas (GYGA) aspires for global coverage of yield gaps for all major food crops and countries that produce them. GYGA is an international project requiring collaboration among agronomists with knowledge of production systems, soils, and climate governing crop performance in their countries


The Agricultural Production Systems sIMulator (APSIM) is internationally recognised as a highly advanced simulator of agricultural systems. It contains a suite of modules which enable the simulation of systems that cover a range of plant, animal, soil, climate and management interactions.


Yield Prophet is an on-line crop production model designed to present grain growers with real-time information about their crops. Yield Prophet generates crop simulations and reports to assist in decision making. By matching crop inputs with potential yield in a given season, Yield Prophet subscribers may avoid over- or under- investing in their crop

NVT Online provides access to independent results on the performance of recently released grain and field crop varieties. It is a national program of comparative crop variety testing with standardised trial management, data generation, collection and dissemination.

Data Sources


The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) assist and encourage informed decision making, research and discussion within governments and the community, by leading a high quality, objective and responsive national statistical service.


ABARES is a research bureau within the Department of Agriculture.  Providing professional independent research, analysis and advice for government and private sector decision-makers on significant issues affecting Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries.


ASRIS provides online access to the best publicly available information on soil and land resources in a consistent format across Australia.


The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is Australia’s national weather, climate and water agency. Its expertise and services assist Australians in dealing with the harsh realities of their natural environment, including drought, floods, fires, storms, tsunami and tropical cyclones.


The SILO Long Paddock website is operated by the Science Delivery Division of the Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI). SILO is an enhanced climate database and contains Australian climate data from 1889 (current to yesterday), in a number of ready-to-use formats, suitable for research and climate applications.