Increasing economic returns of agronomic management using precision agriculture

2013

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Michael Wells (Precision Cropping Technologies), Peter Treloar and Felicity Turner
Year(s) 2013
Contributor Hart Field Site Group
Trial location(s) Site 5, Hart, SA
Increasing economic returns of agronomic management using precision agriculture locations
Aims

To comment on increasing economic returns of agronomic management using precision agriculture.

Key messages
  • EM38 successfully mapped differences in soil water properties across the paddock.
  • Positive response to fertiliser in wheat on wheat and higher yielding season.
  • Barley yield decreased with increasing rates of nitrogen and phosphorus fertiliser.
Lead research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Host research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Trial funding source SAGIT
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

Funding for this research from the South Australian Grains Industry Trust (SAGIT) is gratefully acknowledged.


Other trial partners Precision Cropping Technologies
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Method

Crop types Wheat
Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
Trial type
Trial design

Hart 2013 Wheat

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Hart 2013 Barley

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 5, Hart, SA Calcarosol
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 5, Hart, SA Chromosol
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

Site 5, Hart SA 2013


Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 303mm

Derived climate information

Site 5, Hart SA

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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.



Trial last modified: 09-12-2019 19:11pm AEST