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Ravensthorpe grower Bevan Tuckett with an instruments station being used to map different soil types for their responsiveness to nitrogen treatments and their water-holding capacity... A SMP is permanently installed and works by sensing moisture in close proximity (about a 10cm radius) to the probe, recording this information and sending it via a cable to a telemetry unit and data logger... More than 50 SMPs have been installed in recent years across WA's broadacre cropping areas in a range of trials supported by GRDC, CSIRO, the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA), advisers, grower groups and other industry stakeholders...
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Lupin research, non-wetting soils and more targeted use of inputs were also priorities raised by growers when they spoke with panel members including deputy chairman Mike Ewing, Paul Kelly, Narelle Moore, Darren Hughes and Vince Logan... Panellists met with hundreds of growers, consultants and agronomists during their tour of farming districts including Geraldton, Binnu, Chapman Valley, Mullewa, Morawa, Mingenew and Dongara... Professor Ewing said the tour was one of three separate spring tours of the WA grainbelt by western panel members in 2011, with the aim being for panellists to improve two-way communication with growers and other stakeholders...
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