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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Soil moisture probes like any other component of precision ag can help people confirm decisions or take decision making to another level... Management decisions determining crop type, inputs such as nutrition and disease control are the ones identified where knowledge of deep soil moisture levels may assist with risk management... The objective is to demonstrate the capability of soil moisture monitoring technology with remote communication systems to display soil moisture data from key cropping regions across Victoria and determine how this information can be used by both agronomist and farmers...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Research is being stepped-up into the efficiency of different soils in delivering nitrogen to crops.. Ravensthorpe, WA, grower Bevan Tuckett with an instrument station being used to map different soil types for their responsiveness to nitrogen treatments and their water-holding capacity... Each of the trial strips cross different soil types as mapped by EM and radiometrics, with observations in 2014 showing significant differences in soil moisture, temperature, pH and organic carbon between the soil types at each site. "..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Research is being stepped-up into the efficiency of different soils in delivering nitrogen to crops.. Ravensthorpe, WA, grower Bevan Tuckett with an instrument station being used to map different soil types for their responsiveness to nitrogen treatments and their water-holding capacity... Each of the trial strips cross different soil types as mapped by EM and radiometrics, with observations in 2014 showing significant differences in soil moisture, temperature, pH and organic carbon between the soil types at each site. "..
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
FarmLink Research, with the assistance of Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority Community Partnerships Program and Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry National Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative have established a network of paired soil moisture capacitance probes and rainfall gauges throughout the region that update live to the FarmLink website... Soil moisture probes have been utilised for a number of years within the irrigation industry and have become critical for irrigation scheduling, crop management and monitoring of weather events... Differences in surface conditions including groundcover, slope, soil compaction, cultivation treatments, plant and stubble architecture, crop residue and localized drainage can have a marked influence on whether rainfall infiltrates the soil or runs off, and at what rate and / or depth this moisture infiltrates the profile...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Yield Prophet , using APSIM modelling, simulates soil water, crop water use and N use on a daily basis and provides a risk assessment, through probability, of achieving a target yield.. (i) to compare soil water information provided by soil moisture probes vs. modelled outcomes from APSIM (Yield Prophet ) (ii) to evaluate soil moisture probes vs. modelled outcomes for day to day paddock management decisions.. Soil moisture probes do not provide information on soil/crop N status, and some kind of N budget is still required when deciding on whether the crop needs additional N in relation to how much water the crop has available to it...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Tailoring inputs to match available soil moisture helps to optimise crop water use efficiency (WUE), yields, grain quality and profits... Recognising the wide range of soil moisture monitoring/measuring and climate tools now available to Western Australian growers, this year's joint GRDC and Department of Agriculture and Food, WA (DAFWA), Agribusiness Crop Updates included a focus session centred on the use of this technology... Mr Lemon says to Yield Prophet , N Broadacre, NUlogic, Fertiliser Optimiser, GreenSeeker/N rich strips and tissue testing are options to boost confidence in decisions...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Tailoring inputs to match available soil moisture helps to optimise crop water use efficiency (WUE), yields, grain quality and profits... Recognising the wide range of soil moisture monitoring/measuring and climate tools now available to Western Australian growers, this year's joint GRDC and Department of Agriculture and Food, WA (DAFWA), Agribusiness Crop Updates included a focus session centred on the use of this technology... Mr Lemon says to Yield Prophet , N Broadacre, NUlogic, Fertiliser Optimiser, GreenSeeker/N rich strips and tissue testing are options to boost confidence in decisions...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
I see the new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) 'Measuring and managing soil water' project as one of the key initiatives that will help improve knowledge about effectively using soil water information in farm decision making... Greater consistency in the different systems used to measure soil water will encourage more growers to increase their understanding of soil moisture... Management of soil water goes hand in hand with variable rate technology (VRT), which allows growers to vary input rates in different zones on their farm...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Hand holding clump of soil.. A number of growers recently took part in a free, one-day workshop at Merredin focusing on the use of on-farm technologies - particularly those relating to soil water measurement and analysis... A number of on-farm technologies and projects were specifically discussed, including the iPaddockYield app, SoilwaterApp, soil moisture probes and other tools, and the eConnected Grainbelt Project...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Hand holding clump of soil.. A number of growers recently took part in a free, one-day workshop at Merredin focusing on the use of on-farm technologies - particularly those relating to soil water measurement and analysis... A number of on-farm technologies and projects were specifically discussed, including the iPaddockYield app, SoilwaterApp, soil moisture probes and other tools, and the eConnected Grainbelt Project...
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