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Lessons from the US help maize enterprise.. Steve Lanyon has transplanted agronomy and equipment from the maize-growing heartland of the US to north-central Victoria, 10 kilometres west of Boort, in a bid to increase productivity across his family's 3500-hectare property... Steve says the move to narrow rows was modelled on farming operations he studied in the US, where growers have increased productivity by seeding maize in rows that are either 91cm or 76cm apart...
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Dr Masakazu Kodaira, from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, with results from the on-the-go soil sampler that uses near-infrared reflectance to measure 19 soil parameters including key macro and micronutrients... Dr Chunjiang Zhao, director of the National Engineering Research Center for Information Technology in Agriculture, reported that the annual investment in China in precision agriculture research is about US$66 million (A$70 million)... Technology to provide traceability through the food chain as well as non-destructive sensors to measure product quality before going to market were areas of interest presented by Dr Sakae Shibusawa, professor of agriculture and technology at Tokyo University...
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