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
info@spaa.com.au
www.spaa.com.au

OFT information summary

Years: 2010 to 2011
65 published trials
56 uploaded trial reports
57 trial sites
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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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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
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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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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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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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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
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Nitrogen response trial

Nicole Dimos, Sam Trengove (SPAA), Sean Mason (University of Adelaide) and Charlton Jeisman (FSG)

Aims:

  • To compare the effect of in-crop nitrogen on grain yield of wheat.
  • To test if areas of a paddock are responsive to nitrogen.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Soil Type
Appila, SA
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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
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To assess the effects of plant growth regulants (PGR’s) on crop growth and grain yield across variable soils in barley.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Growth regulator Type
Marrabel, SA
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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: Barley,Wheat 2 trials Growth regulator Type
Bute, SA
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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 2 trials Variety Type
Birchip, VIC
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Ryegrass management

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

Aims:

To test the accuracy of ryegrass mapping using satellite imagery.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial No treatment Precision agriculture
Wickliffe, VIC
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Soil pH mapping

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Andrew Whitlock (Precision Agriculture) and Fiona Hart (Riverine Plains)

Aims:

To compare soil pH mapping with VERIS Soil pH Detector against EM38 zones and satellite imagery

Crop type: Mixed species 1 trial Soil Type
Yarrawonga , VIC
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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
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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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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 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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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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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
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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 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
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Variable rate nitrogen management

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Andrew Whitlock (Precision Agriculture) and Karen 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 2 trials Fertiliser Rate Soil Type
Inverleigh, VIC Wongan, Vic
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Variable rate nitrogen using satellite imagery

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Andrew Whitlock (PrecisionAgriculture.com.au), Fiona Hart (Riverine Plains)

Aims:

To utilise satellite imagery technology for determining variable rate nitrogen applications.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil Type
Dookie, VIC
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Variable rate phosphorus

Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Peter Trelor (Precision Ag Services) and 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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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:

  • 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 of a VRT fertiliser strategy?

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Minnipa, SA
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