Increasing economic returns of agronomic management using precision agriculture

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Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Michael Wells (PCT), Peter Treloar and Felicity Turner
Year(s) 2011
Contributor Hart Field Site Group
Trial location(s) , SA
Increasing economic returns of agronomic management using precision agriculture locations

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

Key messages

The main agronomic issues to be assessed in 2012 are:

  • Targeting of seeding and post seeding nitrogen applications in line with identified changes in soil water characteristics ie changes in the ‘bucket’
  • Assessment of gypsum applications over soil zones identified as having variations in sodicity levels. A trial has already been implemented which will allow economic assessment for several years.
  • Sound agronomic and economic phosphorus fertiliser management in line with changes in productive capacity of soil zones and responsiveness of soil types to phosphorus applications.
Lead research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type No crop specified
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
Trial type Precision agriculture
Trial design Not applicable


Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
, 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



Derived climate information

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



Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from
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 report and links

2011 trial report

Trial last modified: 05-06-2019 14:43pm AEST