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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
The results of experiments conducted in our PA research program suggest that variations in the soil often explain much of the variation in crop performance... Using Figure 4a as an example, spatial interpolation is used to estimate the yield that would have been achieved from treatment 2 in the strips that actually contained treatment 1, and vice_versa... Interpolation: A term describing a number of mathematical procedures which are used to create continuous map surfaces from values measured at points...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
" Date: 28.02.2013 'Quick and dirty' day simplifies VRT for growers.. Helping growers overcome the obstacles to adopting variable rate technology (VRT) was the focus of a 'Quick and Dirty Variable Rate Day' at Hopetoun... "A review into VRT adoption and mobile device technology highlighted that mobile devices (primarily the iPad) and existing smart technology apps can simplify and enhance the VRT and PA process, fast-track adoption and improve information management," she said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Specialist consultant Tywen Dawe, of Farmanco, said the project 'mobile devices - the next step in PA' found that improved smart phone/tablet software 'apps' for farming and mapping offered the potential for a smoother transition to VRT and PA systems... "A review into VRT adoption and mobile device technology highlighted that mobile devices (primarily the iPad) and existing smart technology apps can simplify and enhance the VRT and PA process, fast-track adoption and improve information management," she said... "The review found there were many apps available with the potential to enhance farmer adoption of PA and VRT, and improve production efficiencies," Ms Dawe said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
CSIRO, Curtin University and DAFWA have jointly developed an economic calculator to help consultants and farmers decide which paddocks may warrant investment in VRT or PA... On one farm in Bodallin, 9 paddocks out of 20 generated returns of more than $15/ha or more when managed with VRT... To explore the issue we have developed a PA economic calculator for the industry to address questions about the likely return that VRT can deliver to an individual field...
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