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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The uptake of PA was limited by difficulties that individual farmers and industry were encountering in deciding which layers of spatial data to gather and how to integrate the information into farm management... Crop yield maps are the best method for quantifying crop yield variability across paddocks and farms and across seasons... The project has produced the first true site-specific gross margin maps in Australia by combining grain quantity, moisture, and protein measured on harvester and applying the appropriate delivery premium/discounts scales...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) workshop will be held in Finley next month to investigate top dressing crops in irrigated farming systems... They will discuss management options to increase yields, assessing crops to determine future nitrogen requirements, comparison of nitrogen rates for different management systems, strategies to minimise crop losses and product selection... More information on the workshop is available by phoning AgCommunicators on 08 8332 3277 or by visiting www.agcommunicators.com.au/workshops ...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) workshop will be held in Finley next month to investigate top dressing crops in irrigated farming systems... They will discuss management options to increase yields, assessing crops to determine future nitrogen requirements, comparison of nitrogen rates for different management systems, strategies to minimise crop losses and product selection... More information on the workshop is available by phoning AgCommunicators on 08 8332 3277 or by visiting www.agcommunicators.com.au/workshops ...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Training puts precision agriculture to work.. Attending the advanced training program run by SPAA Precision Agriculture Australia gave Chris Hunt the knowledge and confidence he needed to put precision agriculture (PA) into practice... The Hunts have moved from manually varying the rate of a blend of monoammonium phosphate (MAP) and urea across the dunes and swales, to creating VR zones for MAP, urea and sulfate of ammonia for seeding and top dressing...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A recently released Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) report provides new insight into on-farm practices across the nation... Of this, $37 million is invested in farming practices RD&E to provide grain growers with better tools and information to enhance farm profit and sustainability, Dr Thomas said... "The report provides baseline data to monitor and evaluate which farming systems and practices are working well and where 'gaps' are evident," Dr Thomas said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A detailed manual on precision agriculture is the latest addition to the revamped Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) website, Tom McCue, GRDC manager extension and grower programs said growers and advisers can use the manual to design onfarm experiments and research standards for electromagnetic induction mapping in the grains industry. ".. The manual is an invaluable resource for growers already using precision agriculture technology and is the best place to start for those considering PA," Mr McCue said. ".. Region National, North, South, West < Keep browsing 0 Responses to GRDC Precision ag manual online (National, 24 April)..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
"Through work on James's farms, we showed it does improve management, but there's still work to do on how they can be of most benefit.".. "There was a fair bit of variability but we had applied the same amount of fertiliser across the paddock and there didn't seem to be any relationship between yield and straw volume," he says. ".. In one memorable early project measuring nitrogen variability, Brett split one of James's 120-hectare paddocks into different zones based on yield maps and soil characterisation and had students "running around the paddock" collecting hundreds of samples for analysis...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
"Through work on James's farms, we showed it does improve management, but there's still work to do on how they can be of most benefit.".. "There was a fair bit of variability but we had applied the same amount of fertiliser across the paddock and there didn't seem to be any relationship between yield and straw volume," he says. ".. In one memorable early project measuring nitrogen variability, Brett split one of James's 120-hectare paddocks into different zones based on yield maps and soil characterisation and had students "running around the paddock" collecting hundreds of samples for analysis...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Each member of the Piper family brings a different skill set to the farming operation, all of which contribute to improved efficiency and profitability.. John Piper, from Felton, Queensland, says a greater understanding of farm topography and changes to the farm layout drove major gains in efficiencies and yields... "We have quite a bit of variability in our soil types and depths," John says...
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Each member of the Piper family brings a different skill set to the farming operation, all of which contribute to improved efficiency and profitability.. John Piper, from Felton, Queensland, says a greater understanding of farm topography and changes to the farm layout drove major gains in efficiencies and yields... "We have quite a bit of variability in our soil types and depths," John says...
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