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" Using soil moisture probes to make better farming decisions 20 November 2014 South Australian grain grower Tom Robinson, Halbury, talks about his experiences using soil moisture probes on the family farm... The way 139.189: I'm looking at it now is that possibly we might be able to grow a winter cover crop 143.049: to make more ground cover and also have a diverse mix of a cover crop in there, and 148.4: then we'll kill that crop and then sow sunflowers into it... We're drying out 166.43: our profile; by having a winter cover crop we're growing more cover, more ground cover; 171.769: we're creating more diversity; we're getting a legume back into our system; and then we're 176.209: also able, by doing that, to grow a different crop, a summer crop, which is hopefully better 183.7: for our end goal which is soil health...
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APSIM and Yield Prophet integrate a lot of that information and give growers an indication of possible yields, including the impact of applying additional inputs such as nitrogen... This sort of information enables growers to manage risk and clarify the likely yield response from applying additional nitrogen... Growers inherently understand what sort of a season they're having, but decision support tools such as Yield Prophet allow them to put numbers around it, giving them more confidence in their management decisions...
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Moisture probes put hard data into crop planning.. Bruce says he installed the probes for three reasons: to assess how much moisture is in the profile to help with crop planning; to ensure nitrogen is not wasted on crops that do not have sufficient subsoil moisture to support additional biomass production; and to assist with marketing decisions - as an accurate picture of available moisture will help, particularly if they forward sell their grain... Bruce says the controlled-traffic farming system, introduced in 2006, has several benefits including: a 20 per cent reduction in fuel use; better soil structure, improving water infiltration and plant root development; better paddock access enabling more timely applications; and the ability to more easily implement inter-row planting of crops into the previous year's stubble...
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Moisture probes put hard data into crop planning.. Bruce says he installed the probes for three reasons: to assess how much moisture is in the profile to help with crop planning; to ensure nitrogen is not wasted on crops that do not have sufficient subsoil moisture to support additional biomass production; and to assist with marketing decisions - as an accurate picture of available moisture will help, particularly if they forward sell their grain... Bruce says the controlled-traffic farming system, introduced in 2006, has several benefits including: a 20 per cent reduction in fuel use; better soil structure, improving water infiltration and plant root development; better paddock access enabling more timely applications; and the ability to more easily implement inter-row planting of crops into the previous year's stubble...
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Decision tools helping growers test the waters.. APSIM and Yield Prophet integrate a lot of that information and give growers an indication of possible yields, including the impact of applying additional inputs such as nitrogen... Growers inherently understand what sort of a season they're having, but decision support tools such as Yield Prophet allow them to put numbers around it, giving them more confidence in their management decisions...
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Moisture probe lifts crop management to a new level.. Callum March has installed a moisture probe below the sowing zone to a depth of 90 centimetres on his Balaklava, SA, farm... "We are confident the use of soil moisture probes and modelling can improve decisions around crop management and marketing to challenge these benchmarks in the future," Mr Craddock says...
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Real-time moisture tracking sharpens yield predictions.. Craig and Anna-Lisa Newman, Varley and Lake King, Western Australia, with the solar-powered telemetry unit and datalogger connected to a moisture probe installed as part of a trial to measure plant-available soil moisture... Yield Prophet increased the yield prediction after grain fill but he was unsure why...
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Real-time moisture tracking sharpens yield predictions.. "Using French-Schultz to estimate yield has given us the confidence to market a bit more of our grain before harvest if seasonal conditions are favourable, especially if we can use the probe and Yield Prophet to double-check the results," Anna-Lisa says... Yield Prophet increased the yield prediction after grain fill but he was unsure why...
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Tom Robinson says data from soil moisture probes has helped determine target yields on his family's property at Halbury, South Australia... Mr Wilksch, who specialises in the installation and management of soil moisture probes, says the probes have extremely accurate sensors every 10 centimetres, which tell the grower where the moisture is in the soil profile and from where the plant roots are actively drawing moisture... Mr Wilksch says the three management areas in which probes help decision-making are when and what to plant, nitrogen and other nutrient decisions, and during spring when it is possible to estimate yield based on the amount of plant-available water in the profile...
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Tom Robinson says data from soil moisture probes has helped determine target yields on his family's property at Halbury, South Australia... Mr Wilksch, who specialises in the installation and management of soil moisture probes, says the probes have extremely accurate sensors every 10 centimetres, which tell the grower where the moisture is in the soil profile and from where the plant roots are actively drawing moisture... Mr Wilksch says the three management areas in which probes help decision-making are when and what to plant, nitrogen and other nutrient decisions, and during spring when it is possible to estimate yield based on the amount of plant-available water in the profile...
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