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dc.contributor.authorAlvarez, Jorge
dc.contributor.authorNuthall, Peter L.
dc.date.accessioned2007-08-24T01:01:27Z
dc.date.issued2001-07
dc.identifier.issn1174-8796en
dc.identifier.otherResearch Report 05/2001en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/100
dc.description.abstractCanterbury dairy farmers' opinions about computerised systems used for managing farm information were collected through 39 stratified, randomly selected interviews. Farmers who are using software note they can save time, the software supports their farm management work, and it also enables them to use management approaches requiring more detailed information. Farmers who are not using computerised systems, but are considering this possibility, explain they are facing other priorities relative to improving their information systems. They are aware of the computer and software advantages, and they have a positive feeling towards computing technology. Some of them, however, feel insecure about their ability to use computers. Farmers not considering computerised systems believe computer technology is useless for their particular situations. Some farmers think computerised systems are unable to solve their actual farm problems, others feel themselves too old to learn the new technology. The interviews have confirmed ""earlier"" findings from a former mail survey. Key factors associated with the adoption of computer technology are farmer age, directly and through its relationship with farmer education; farmer education itself; the size of the herd; and consultant use intensity and involvement in farm management decision making.en
dc.format.extent1-17en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherLincoln University. Farm and Horticultural Management Group
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Lincoln University. Farm and Horticultural Management Group - http://hdl.handle.net/10182/100en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFarm and Horticultural Management Group Research Reporten
dc.subjectcomputer useen
dc.subjectfarm managementen
dc.subjectdairy farmingen
dc.subjectCanterburyen
dc.titleCanterbury dairy farmers' opinions about using computerised farm information systemsen
dc.typeReport
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300900 Land, Parks and Agriculture Management::300901 Farm management, rural management and agribusiness
lu.contributor.unitLincoln University
lu.contributor.unitApplied Management and Computing
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Land Management and Systems
dc.subject.anzsrc140201 Agricultural Economicsen
pubs.confidentialfalseen
pubs.notesInternal Research Report,en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/AMAC
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/LAMS
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10182/100en
dc.publisher.placeLincoln, Canterburyen
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-1964-8937
lu.subtypeInternal Useen


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