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Catalogue: GRDC Media
An emerging sunflower crop affected by slugs.. We also had issues with preventing the airflow in the seeder blowing the lighter baits off target and stubble impeding the bait placement making it harder for slugs to find the baits.".. Mr Pilkington believes the application at sowing made a huge difference to bait placement accuracy and the residue managers on the precision planter helped with putting baits onto clear ground for the slugs to find...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
"Normally we run a 15-inch spacing (37.5cm) with our tyne machine and with the Max Emerge we were able to use a 30 inch (75cm) spacing," Mr Newbigging said... "We also went from using 2kgs of seed per hectare to 500g so there's a bit of saving there too," Mr Newbigging said... To achieve reasonable results using the more precise seed placement technique, Mr Newbigging believes the seed should be dry sown and followed by rain shortly after...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Over the next year, new research will provide Western Australian growers with information to compare the cost effectiveness of purchasing different information layers for variable rate technology (VRT) zone application maps... In addition to a comprehensive literature review, knowledge and experiences from growers, agronomists and precision agriculture practitioners about the benefits and drawbacks of each information layer will be incorporated into the study... "With seeding well underway in the west, decision making about the cost effectiveness of purchasing different map layers for variable rate technology (VRT) zone application will be top of mind for many growers," Mr White said...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Researchers at the 12th International Conference on Precision Agriculture demonstrated many applications of spatial management with potential relevance to Australia.. Researchers from Wageningen, the Netherlands, are using soil texture maps created from gamma-radiometric, electrometric and near-infrared data to vary rates of different herbicides in sugarbeets... It was calculated that only between 17 and 25 per_cent of the 105-hectare paddock required fungicide treatment, depending on seasonal conditions...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Following this trend and current R&D activities worldwide, it is envisaged that this technology will also soon have a significant impact in agricultural practices... Robots can be used for tasks related to field and crop management enabling new management practices and data collection leading to further advances in PA. Like internet and mobile phone technologies a decade ago it is hard to envisage the full potential of having this technology deployed can bring... In order to this, there is a need to develop a framework for assessment of autonomy, regulations and procedures for certification...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
An emerging sunflower crop affected by slugs.. We also had issues with preventing the airflow in the seeder blowing the lighter baits off target and stubble impeding the bait placement making it harder for slugs to find the baits.".. Mr Pilkington believes the application at sowing made a huge difference to bait placement accuracy and the residue managers on the precision planter helped with putting baits onto clear ground for the slugs to find...
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