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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Joe and Jess Koch and their son Charlie, pictured with the UAV they use for aerial crop surveillance at their Booleroo farm... Owners: Robert, Joyleen, Joe and Jess Koch Location: Booleroo Centre and Georgetown, South Australia Area: 1800 hectares (1400ha arable) Enterprise: cropping and livestock Annual average rainfall: 350 millimetres (280mm growing-season rainfall) Soils: red-brown loam, limestone calcareous rises Soil pH: varies from 4 to 8.5.. Joe was part of a group of proactive young growers who brought a real-time kinematic (RTK) base station to the local community in 2008 (the Mt Robert RTK Base Station Group now services 55 members across the Flinders Ranges), while Jess keeps a finger on the pulse of the industry in her role as a PA consultant at Pringles Crouch Agriculture, Crystal Brook...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Joe and Jess Koch and their son Charlie, pictured with the UAV they use for aerial crop surveillance at their Booleroo farm... Owners: Robert, Joyleen, Joe and Jess Koch Location: Booleroo Centre and Georgetown, South Australia Area: 1800 hectares (1400ha arable) Enterprise: cropping and livestock Annual average rainfall: 350 millimetres (280mm growing-season rainfall) Soils: red-brown loam, limestone calcareous rises Soil pH: varies from 4 to 8.5.. Joe was part of a group of proactive young growers who brought a real-time kinematic (RTK) base station to the local community in 2008 (the Mt Robert RTK Base Station Group now services 55 members across the Flinders Ranges), while Jess keeps a finger on the pulse of the industry in her role as a PA consultant at Pringles Crouch Agriculture, Crystal Brook...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Joe says yields averaged across the whole property tend to be 3t/ha for wheat, just under 3t/ha for barley and canola 1.7t/ha, although in 2012 they lost 40 per cent of the canola to frost... Joe says the main change implemented since the family's move to Esperance has been the steady transition towards total-cropping, and this stems largely from technological advances... With their wheat, Joe and his sons, Troy and Joey, have been progressing from APW to H1 and H2 varieties through a late application of Flexi N liquid nitrogen to bring protein up to 12 per cent...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Joe says yields averaged across the whole property tend to be 3t/ha for wheat, just under 3t/ha for barley and canola 1.7t/ha, although in 2012 they lost 40 per cent of the canola to frost... Joe says the main change implemented since the family's move to Esperance has been the steady transition towards total-cropping, and this stems largely from technological advances... With their wheat, Joe and his sons, Troy and Joey, have been progressing from APW to H1 and H2 varieties through a late application of Flexi N liquid nitrogen to bring protein up to 12 per cent...
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