Overcoming the obstacles in setting up variable rate: a first time user with a shared learning experience

2010

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Neil McMillan (Central West PA Group Facilitator)
Year(s) 2010
Contributor Society of Precision Agriculture Australia
Trial location(s) Forbes, NSW
Overcoming the obstacles in setting up variable rate: a first time user with a shared learning experience locations
Aims

To overcome the challenges in setting up variable rate controllers

Key messages

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
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

Matt and John Duff (property owners), Neil McMillan CWFS, Leighton Wilksch (SPAA group facilitator) Ian Packer - Lachlan CMA.The project was funded by the GRDC


Other trial partners GRDC
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Method

Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Rate
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Not applicable

Forbes 2010

Sow date 3 May 2010 3 May 2010
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser

MAP

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Trial results Table 1

@T1: water
# Treatment 1
Colwell phosphorus (mg/kg) Soil nitrate (mg/kg) Electrical conductivity (dS/m) pH (value)
1 NVDI Zone - High 62 20 0.09 5.8
1 NVDI Zone - High 78 18 0.14 7.1
2 NVDI Zone - High 51 15 0.27 5.4
2 NVDI Zone - Medium 91 15 0.09 6.3
3 NVDI Zone - Medium 37 13 0.06 6.4
3 NVDI Zone - Medium 35 13 0.09 7.3
4 NVDI Zone - Low 55 12 0.09 5.8
4 NVDI Zone - Low 56 23 0.08 5.1
5 NVDI Zone - Low 56 14 0.08 6.5
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Colwell phosphorus mg/kg


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Electrical conductivity dS/m


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pH value


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Soil nitrate mg/kg


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Forbes, NSW Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Forbes, NSW Sodosol
National soil grid Source
NOTE: National Soil Grid data is aggregated information for background information on the wider area
Actual soil values can vary significantly in a small area and the trial soil tests are the most relevant data where available

Soil properties

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Climate

Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Forbes NSW

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate
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Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

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.




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