Nicole Dimos (SPAA)
|Contributor||Society of Precision Agriculture Australia|
To develop a method using PA tools and VR technology, to resolve low yielding sandy rises in cropping paddocks.
The objective of this GRDC / SPAA funded project is to increase the level of adoption of PA 'beyond guidance' by broadacre farmers. The project specifically aims to increase the level of adoption of variable rate (VR) by growers in the project to 30% by 2013.This goal will be achieved by demonstrating how to use PA tools to growers at a regional level and by increasing the skills of growers and industry in PA to a level where they can then use PA tools in their farming systems to achieve economic, environmental and social benefits.
|Lead research organisation||
Society of Precision Agriculture Australia
|Host research organisation||N/A|
|Trial funding source||GRDC SPA000010|
Neil McMillan CWFS, Leighton Wilksch - SPAA Grower groups manager, Barry Haskins - NSW Industry & Investment, James Austin, Ian Packer - Lachlan CMA, Tim Neale & Andrew Whitlock - PrecisionAgriculture.com.au. The project was funded by the GRDC
|Other trial partners||Not specified|
|Trial type||Precision agriculture|
|Trial design||Not applicable|
|Sow rate or Target density||27kg/ha|
|Sow date||16 May 2010 16 May 2010|
|Harvest date||Not specified|
|Plot size||Not specified|
|Plot replication||Not specified|
2t/ha lime on the sandy ridges, 2t/ha chicken litter on other sandy ridges
||Grain yield (t/ha)|
|1||█ 2t/ha Chicken Litter||█ 2t/ha Lime||1.5 - 5.8|
SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.