Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Andrew Whitlock (PrecisionAgriculture.com.au), Fiona Hart (Riverine Plains)
|Contributor||Society of Precision Agriculture Australia|
Site 3, Dookie, VIC
To utilise satellite imagery technology for determining variable rate nitrogen applications.
The NDVI map has a strong correlation to the final yield, which indicates that the variable rate nitrogen did not achieve the goal of levelling out crop yield. This may be due to the dry finish to the season. This result does however confirm the concept of using in-season satellite imagery (typically late July, early August) o manage final yield through a variable rate intervention.
|Lead research organisation||
Society of Precision Agriculture Australia
|Host research organisation||N/A|
|Trial funding source||GRDC SPA000010|
This project was funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
|Other trial partners||Mark Harmer (cooperating farmer)|
|Trial type||Precision agriculture|
|Trial design||Not applicable|
|Sow date||Not specified|
|Harvest date||Not specified|
|Plot size||Not specified|
|Plot replication||Not specified|
75 to 150kg/ha Urea. Applied 18th Septemer 2011.
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.