Can compliance to crop production standards be automatically assessed?
In this paper we present an analysis of the possibility of producing a largely automated assessment of compliance to crop production standards. This would assist farmers in meeting requirements imposed by public and private standards. We present a model of the structure of a standard and a methodology by which the assessment was performed. Based on three standards, the ease with which compliance checking may be automated is assessed, with mixed results. Finally, some advances with may be required in order to ease automation of compliance checking are proposed.