Online Farm Trials - Australia wide grains research information

Online Farm Trials is a database of over 4500 grain industry trials from across Australia.

Previously we were using a Google Custom search, which we have replaced with Algolia/Instant search.

This has had some major benefits in speed and faceting/filtering, and may lead to more of the remaining mysql based search features being replaced with Algolia in future

A leaflet map has been connected to the search to filter by area

PDFs have been extracted to text using Tika, and indexed in 1000 character chunks.