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Complexity key when weighing up yield prediction tools

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"The level of understanding of the person setting up each tool will directly impact on how accurately the model replicates the real environment," South East Premium Wheat Growers Association (SEPWA) project officer Alice Butler said... "We found that the simple tools can be easily used by growers, but the more complex ones are consultant tools or require at least consultant and grower collaboration for a reliable and robust set-up.".. "To compare the options, SEPWA conducted a study in 2015 whereby growers at Mount Ney, Condingup, Neridup and Scaddan were set up with Yield Prophet , iPaddockYield, ProductionWise, Potential Yield CALculator (PYCAL) and N-rich Strips," she said...
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