Society of Precision Agriculture Australia

SPAA is a non-profit and indepedent membership based group formed in 2002 to promote the development and adoption of precision agriculture (PA) technologies.

The association aims to be the leading advocate for PA in Australia and through this role improve the profitability and sustainability of agricultural production systems via the adoption of PA.

Contact

0437 422 000
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www.spaa.com.au

OFT information summary

Years: 2010 to 2011
61 published trials
61 uploaded trial reports
58 trial sites
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Nutrient type and rate

Mark and Sue Stoeckel, growers, Bunyip Reach, Peter Treloar, Precision Ag services and Vision Ag., Richard Saunders, Rural Solutions SA, trials coordinator, Michael Moodie, Agronomist, Sustainable Farming Inc., Mike Mooney, Manager, Mallee Sustainable Farming Inc.

Aims:

To encourage Mark Stoeckel, Paringa-Murtho grain grower, to test a small range of nutrient and rate treatments on his paddock. • To use precision yield mapping to provide an accurate analysis of the trial. • To demonstrate Precision Agriculture technologies, especially variable rate to demonstrate reduced risk and maximised return in continu… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Puringa-Murtho, SA
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To use PA maps to indentify and sample soil zones within a paddock. To identify potential soil specific nitrogen responses within paddocks

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Soil Type
Mildura, VIC
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Variable rate technology evaluation

Nicole Dimos (SPAA, Minnipa Agricultural Centre, Mark Klante (MAC Farm Manager), Brett McEvoy (Farm Hand), Peter Treloar (Trials coordinator), Linden Masters (FSG)

Aims:

Using yield maps and EM38 mapping in determining the drivers of crop production – fertiliser strategy or soil characteristics? To compare the effects on using variable fertiliser rates at seeding in four production zones based on yield maps, EM maps and combining both. To determine if EM38 mapping adds value to yield mapping in the preparation… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Minnipa, SA
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Demonstration: can satellite maps be used for monitoring in season nitrogen requirements

Nicoel DImos (SPAA), Riverine Plains Inc., Jason Collier (Rand Fertilizers), Peter Baines (P Baines Agronomy), John Sykes (Rural Consulting) and Leighton Wilksch (FSG)

Aims:

To compare the effects of using variable rate N and P on the yield of wheat and to determine if PA monitoring using satellite maps could be used to determine the need for N at or near growth stage Z31.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Rand, NSW
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Aims:

To sow wheat varieties earlier to reduce the possibility of heat shock events during grain fill whilst taking into account the frost risk. To sow more than one variety in the one paddock as a mix to ensure that the whole crop is not susceptible to frost and heat shock at the same time

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Sowing Rate Sowing Timing Variety Type
Kooloonong, VIC
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Aims:

To sow wheat varieties earlier to reduce the possibility of heat shock events during grain fill whilst taking into account the frost risk. To sow more than one variety in the one paddock as a mix to ensure that the whole crop is not susceptible to frost and heat shock at the same time

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Sowing Rate Sowing Timing Variety Type
Birchip, VIC
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Variable rate nitrogen

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Leighton Wilksch, Neil Macmillan (FSG) and James Mwendwa (CWFS)

Aims:

To compare the effects of nitrogen on cereal crop yield and protein levels. To compare the performance of variable rate nitorgen applications to determine profitable future rate applications.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Soil Type
Nyngan , NSW Red clay loam
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Plant growth regulants (PGR)

Nicole Dimos, Sam Trengove (SPAA) and Ian Oswald-Jacobs (IOJ photography)

Aims:

To assess the effects of plant growth regulants (PGR’s) on crop growth and grain yield across variable soils in wheat and barley.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Growth regulator Type
Bute, SA
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Using PA to improve efficiency of soil amelioration

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Rural Solutions SA, Cummins Ag Services, LEADA and Precision AgServices, Kieran Wauchope, Marty Chandler, Peter Treloar and Michael WellsKieran Wauchope (RSSA, LEADA)

Aims:

To determine if precision ag tools can improve the efficiency of soil amelioration as well as assess the effectiveness of amelioration techniques • To compare delving, spading and gypsum to improve sodic and bleached soils

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration Type
Edillilie, SA
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Variable rate nitrogen

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Felicity Turner (Vision Ag) and Grant Yates

Aims:

To compare the effects of variable rate nitrogen applications on wheat yield across diverse soil types.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Soil Type
Tintinara, SA Gravelly sand
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Variable rate nitrogen

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Peter Trelor (Precision Ag Services) and Louise McIntish (YPASG)

Aims:

To compare Variable Rate Nitrogen against Flat rate applications • To compare two methods of zoning – using EM38 soil survey and 2009 Yield data

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Soil Type
Urania, SA
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Variable rate phosphorus

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Peter Trelor (Precision Ag Services, Minlaton), Louise McIntish (YPASG)

Aims:

To compare Variable Rate Phosphorus against Flat rate applications. To compare ' P Replacement' with P applications based on EM38 soil surveys.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Soil Type
Urania, SA
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P and N across identified paddock zones

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Mitch Allen (PA Group facilitator, farmlink)

Aims:

To compare the effects on yield and economics of variable rates of P. To compare yield and economics of N across identified paddock zones.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Temora, NSW
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Nitrogen application and NDVI

Bruce, Gaye and Robert Pocock, (Growers), Peter Treloar, (Precision Ag services and Vision Ag), Richard Saunders (Rural Solutions SA) Michael Moodie (Agronomist/ Mallee Sustainable Farming Inc.)Mike Mooney, (Manager/Mallee Sustainable Farming Inc.), Grant Yates (Southern Precision-sprayers and Precision Ag. Naracoorte)

Aims:

To encourage Bruce and Robert Pocock, to test a the applicability for NDVI mapping for making Nitrogen application decisions on their paddock. And to use precision yield mapping to provide an accurate analysis of the trial. To demonstrate NDVI technologies to demonstrate reduced risk and maximised return for Nitrogen application in the Mallee.… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Lameroo, SA
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Variable rate phosphorus and nitrogen trials on YP

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Aaron Jak & Mark Graham (Growers), Sam trengrove (Trengove consulting), Leighton Wilksch (Landmark Precision Ag Agronomist), Peter Treloar (Precision Ag Services and Vision Ag)

Aims:

To evaluate the potential of phosphorus replacement as a method of applying Variable Rate fertiliser. Compare EM38 and NDVI as guides for nitrogen application and illustrates how simple farmer trials can be used to assess the benefits of variable managment.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Arthurton, SA
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Chicken manure

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Tim Neal (Precision Agriculture), Neil McMillan and James Mwendwa (CWFS)

Aims:

To economically, increase cereal crop yields on poor performing sand rises incorporating chicken manure at sowing in the in cropping paddocks.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Type Soil Type
Rankin Springs, NSW Sand
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Aims:

To overcome the challenges in setting up variable rate controllers

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Forbes, NSW
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Aims:

To investigate the potential role of reducing inputs to improve Gross Margins. Examine the effect of in crop monitoring using appropriate PA technology to enhance yield. Demonstrate to local farmers the potential use of PA tools for crop management.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Fungicide Rate Sowing Rate
Rand, NSW Sandy loam
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Phosphorus rate trial

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Kenton and tracet Angel (Growers) Leighton Wilksch (Landmark), Sean Mason (University of Adelaide), Sam Trengove (Trengrove Consulting)

Aims:

To compare the effects of P rates on barley yields across production zones and to assess the effects of P rates on plant and grain P concentrations.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Kybunga, SA Brown sandy loam
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Variable rate fertiliser

Nicole Dimos (SPAA); Aaron Long (SA Training and Consulting)

Aims:

To compare the effects and to demonstrate the economic benefits that may result from the use of variable rate fertiliser applications by broad acre farmer trial.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Field, SA
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Variable rate fertiliser NR and CR Kernik Coonalpyn/Field

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), SA Training & Consulting, Felicity Turner (Vision Ag)

Aims:

To compare the effects and to demonstrate the economic benefits that may result from the use of variable rate fertiliser applications by broad acre farmer trial.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Coonalpyn , SA Brown sandy loam over clay
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Variable rate nitrogen

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Neil McMillan (Central West PA Group Facilitator)

Aims:

To compare the variability of nitrogen needs across a paddock of Canola.To try and develop a method of assessing when and how much Nitrogen to apply.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Nyngan, NSW Heavy mottled clay
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Assessing the effect of varying P and seeding rates and N rich strips

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Riverine Plains Inc., Jason Collier (Rand Fertilizers Ltd), Peter Baines (P Baines Agronomy), Paul Ianson, John Sykes (John Sykes Rural Consulting)

Aims:

  • To compare the effects of variable rate P and seeding rate on the yield of wheat.
  • To assess if remote sensing using a Crop Circle and/or satellite maps can determine if there are difference between the treatments.
  • To assess if N rich stripes and remote sensing using NDVI and satellite map can be used as an aid to be… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Sowing Rate
Rand, NSW
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Demonstration: assessing the effects of variable rate nitrogen

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Riverine Plains Inc., Jason Collier (Rand Fertilizers), Peter Baines (P Baines Agronomy), John Sykes (Rural Consulting) and Leighton Wilksch (FSG)

Aims:

To compare the effects of using variable rate N in crop on the yield of crops in the Rand area. To determine if N rich strips and satellite maps could be used to better determine the need for N in crop.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Rand, NSW
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Variable rate nitrogen

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Felicity Turner (Vision Ag) and Grant Yates

Aims:

To compare the effects of variable rate nitrogen applications on wheat yield across varying soil types.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Soil Type
Coonalpyn , SA
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Aims:

To compare the effects of variable urea rate on two soil types. To compare different rates of urea applied at GS30

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Kimba, SA
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Variable urea rates on sandy loam and deep sand

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Tim Moyle (Landmark Kimba, pegged trials and applied urea), Linden Masters (MAC, monitored plots and interpreted results), Leigh Davis and Brenton Spriggs (SARDI, reapt plots), Linden Masters (FSG,Trials coordinator)

Aims:

To compare the effects of variable urea rate on two soil types. To compare different rates of urea applied at GS30.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Soil Type
Kimba, SA
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Variable phosphorus

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Kieran WauchopeSPAA Executive Officer LEADA

Aims:

To evaluate the benefit of variable rate P across a paddock with various NDVI zones. To Illustrate how farmers trials can be easily established to monitir the effects of variable rate. To compare the effects on crop to various P rates

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Tumby Bay, SA
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Evaluating nitrogen rates using precision agriculture

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Anthony Hall (AgnVet Services Temora), Mitch Allen (FarmLink) and Paul Breust (FSG, FarmLink Research)

Aims:

To investigate various rates of liquid and granular nitrogen on wheat protein using precision agriculture tools.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Type
Coolamon , NSW
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VRT of seed and fertilser across land classes

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Graham & Heather Baldock, Sam Trengrove, Linden Masters (Minnipa Ag Centre)

Aims:

To compare the effects VRT on different soil tyes and to compare rates of seed and fertiliser.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Sowing Rate
Buckleboo, SA Red loam
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Nitrogen type and timing

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Peter Treloar (Precision Ag services, Vision Ag) Richard Saunders (Rural Solutions SA) and Mike Mooney (Mallee Sustainable Farming Inc.)

Aims:

  • To encourage Mark Stoeckel, Paringa-Murtho grain grower, to experiment with different rates and types of nitrogen fertiliser on his paddock.
  • To use precision yield mapping to provide an accurate analysis of the trial.
  • To demonstrate potential benefits of Precision Agriculture technologies, especially variable rate t… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Soil Type
Puringa-Murtho, SA Sandy clay loam
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Risk management trial

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Harm van Rees (CropFacts), De-Anne Ferrier (BCG) and Simon Craig (Farming Systems Group)

Aims:

To demonstrate the production risks associated with sowing different length maturity wheat varieties at different times.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Birchip, VIC
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Risk management trial

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Harm van Rees (CropFacts), De-Anne Ferrier (BCG) and Simon Craig (Farming Systems Group)

Aims:

To demonstrate the production risks associated with sowing different length maturity wheat varieties at different times.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Birchip, VIC
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Variable rate lime

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), CraigWarren (Landmark), Mitch Allen and Paul Breust (FarmLink)

Aims:

To investigate the impact of variable rate lime applications on dry matter production and yields after assessment with PA technologies.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Soil amelioration Rate
Temora, NSW
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Weed seeker demonstration

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Tom Lyons (Southern Precision) – Spray contractor Simon Craig (BCG), Tim McClelland (BCG) – Principal researchers Simon Craig (BCG) – Trial Coordinator

Aims:

To demonstrate the effectiveness of weed sensing technology (WeedSeeker) for controlling problematic low population weeds (e.g. Prickly Lettuce).

Crop type: Not specified 1 trial Herbicide Application
Birchip, VIC
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Paddock demonstration: starter fertiliser

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), David and John Ferrier (Growers) and Simon Craig (BCG )

Aims:

To compare the effects of starter fertiliser (ZincStar) on wheat yield at Jil Jil in the southern Mallee district, VIC.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Soil Type
Birchip, VIC Brown sandy clay loam
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Phosphorus response

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Dom Clark, Charlton Jeisman, Sam Trengove and Sean Mason

Aims:

To compare the effects of different phosphorus rates and soil types on wheat production and to extend information to local growers and identify where savings can be made

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Mannanarie, SA
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Variable rate phosphorus

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), SA Training & Consulting, Felicity Turner (Vision Ag)

Aims:

To compare the effects and demonstrate the economic benefits that may result from the use of variable rate Phosphorus applications by broad acre farmer trial

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Township, SA Brown sandy loam over clay
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Variable rate phosphorus and ntrogen trials on YP

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Greg and Simon Wheare (Growers), Sam trengrove (Trengove consulting), Leighton Wilksch (Landmark Precision Ag Agronomist), Peter Treloar (Precision Ag Services and Vision Ag)

Aims:

To evaluate the potential of phosphorus replacement as a method of applying Variable Rate fertiliser. Compare EM38 and NDVI as guides for nitrogen application and illustrates how simple farmer trials can be used to assess the benefits of variable managment.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Ardrossan, SA
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Using different rates of fertiliser over three different soil types at Cocata

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Linden Masters, Steve McCormick, Damien Mullan (owner of site), Peter Trelor (Precision AG Services)

Aims:

To compare the effects varying fertiliser rates on three different soil types and to compare fertiliser rates, Nil, replacement, standard and high.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Ucontichie, SA
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Wheat seed rate trial

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Craig & Grant Jaeschke, Leighton Wilksch (Landmark), Sam Trengrove (Trengrove Consulting)

Aims:

To compare the effects of seed rate on ryegrass competition.To assess the potential of zone management of fertiliser and other inputs.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Rate
Clare, SA Heavy clay (black)
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Identifying zones

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), BCG Trials Team, James Challis (Precision Agronomics Australia), Simon Craig (BCG, SPAA) and Andrew Whitlock (Precision Agriculture)

Aims:

To compare the various tools for determining paddock zones. To determine whether thse zones neededt o be managed differently.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial No treatment Precision agriculture
Birchip, VIC Red sandy clay loam
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Aims:

To use PA maps to identify and sample soil zones within a paddock. To identify potential soil specific nitrogen responses within paddocks. To compare different nitrogen fertiliser products

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Type Soil Type
Ouyen, VIC Brown sandy loam over limestone
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Variable rate nitrogen management

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Andrew Whitlock (Precision Agriculture) andKaren Haigh (SFS)

Aims:

To use a combination of N-rich strip and satellite imagery in canola to determine a variable rate nitrogen plan

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Soil Type
Wongan, Vic
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Nitrogen response

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Charlyon Jeisman, Sam Trengrove, Sean Mason and Charlton Jeisman

Aims:

To compare the effects of different nitrogen rates and soil types on wheat production and to extend information to local growers and identify where savings can be made.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Appila, SA
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P and N across identified paddock zones

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Mitch Allen (PA Group facilitator, farmlink)

Aims:

To compare the effects on yield and economics of variable rates of P. To compare yield and economics of N across identified paddock zones.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Coolamon, NSW
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Aims:

To use PA maps to indentify and sample soil zones within paddocks. To identify potential soil specific nitrogen responses within paddocks

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Ouyen, VIC
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Evaluating the potential for P replacement strategies

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Colin and Chris Hunt (collaborating farmers ) , Michael Moodie (Mallee Sustainable Farming)

Aims:

To use PA maps to indentify and sample soil zones within a paddock. To investigate soil phosphorus levels in different soil types with a paddock. To see if altering fertiliser rates at sowing has an impact on grain yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Soil Type
Mildura, VIC Brown sandy clay loam
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Application of variable rate MAP

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Neil McMillan (Central West PA Group Facilitator)

Aims:

To assess the impact of variable rate application of MAP fertilizer.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Rankin Springs, NSW
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Aims:

To develop a method using PA tools and VR technology, to resolve low yielding sandy rises in cropping paddocks.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Type
Griffith, NSW Mallee sand
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