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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grains Research and Development Corporation's 'Precision Agriculture Links' (PALinks), accessible at www.grdc.com.au/palinks , provides a range of information sources about precision agriculture... Some of the information available through PALinks includes technical information about PA and how to adopt it; GRDC investments in PA; contacts; and events... Among the several resources available through PALinks are YouTube videos about PA technologies, produced under the GRDC funded project 'The Agronomy Jigwaw', based in WA...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Technology developments are allowing even 100-year-old ideas to finally be put into action (From left) US technology specialist Chad Colby gives Robin Schaefer and Phillip Marks a lesson on how to fly a UAV... Several presenters at the 18th Precision Agriculture Symposium in September reminded the 230-strong audience that many of the goals of precision agriculture (PA) are not new - it is just that developments in technology are finally allowing them to be achieved... Mr Clancy pointed to one 185-hectare paddock with two distinct quality zones, where the use of the monitor to make blending decisions increased returns by $37.29/ha, a small reward for one grower-collaborator who had invested time and effort helping with the monitor's practical development...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Technology developments are allowing even 100-year-old ideas to finally be put into action (From left) US technology specialist Chad Colby gives Robin Schaefer and Phillip Marks a lesson on how to fly a UAV... Several presenters at the 18th Precision Agriculture Symposium in September reminded the 230-strong audience that many of the goals of precision agriculture (PA) are not new - it is just that developments in technology are finally allowing them to be achieved... Mr Clancy pointed to one 185-hectare paddock with two distinct quality zones, where the use of the monitor to make blending decisions increased returns by $37.29/ha, a small reward for one grower-collaborator who had invested time and effort helping with the monitor's practical development...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Trials measure mapping profitability.. Frank D'Emden (left) and Dowerin grower Andrew Todd are assisting the GRDC RCSN with trials investigating various mapping layers for variable-rate technology... The trial is looking at the use of PA tools with mapping layers, such as electromagnetic induction (commonly EM38), gamma radiometrics and normalised difference vegetation indices (NDVIs), to develop more 'high-tech' VRT zone application maps...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Trials measure mapping profitability.. Frank D'Emden (left) and Dowerin grower Andrew Todd are assisting the GRDC RCSN with trials investigating various mapping layers for variable-rate technology... The trial is looking at the use of PA tools with mapping layers, such as electromagnetic induction (commonly EM38), gamma radiometrics and normalised difference vegetation indices (NDVIs), to develop more 'high-tech' VRT zone application maps...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
At the tertiary level, only four of the 12 universities that teach temperate or Mediterranean agriculture include any component of PA in their degrees... An interactive DVD that provides access to the extensive amount of education material has been delivered to 10 universities and one TAFE institution... The material was well received at the 'handover' workshop, with all institutions acknowledging the value of the material to the process of establishing PA within the varied curriculums...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Growers keen to learn more about precision agriculture are sure to be interested in PA in Practice II , launched recently at the 15th Precision Ag Symposium of Australasia... The new book highlights the developments in precision agriculture (PA) during the past four years and aims to support growers in moving 'beyond guidance'... The book incorporates 15 case studies on growers from South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria, which highlight how PA is helping to maximise returns while controlling input costs...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Mr Beeck, 31, who runs a 6257ha property with his wife Jodie and parents Ron and Paula, discovered 12 years ago that soil acidity was hampering crop production on the property, with pH levels as low as 4.6... But in 2002, Mr Beeck switched to variable rate lime application to better direct input rates to the unique needs of each soil type, with rates ranging from 1t/ha to 3t/ha... Some of the many other stories featured in the western edition of the magazine include research into what makes WA's top-performing growers more profitable when compared with other WA growers; and outcomes from a comprehensive survey of herbicide resistance in the WA grainbelt...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
Benchmark: Information type used when implementing precision agriculture (base: using PA) 54% use maps, images or data relating to yield 47% use information about soil type 32% use information about soil or crop nutrient status.. The proportion of respondents from base: those using pa (n = 76) the northern region implementing precision agriculture and using matched wheel tracks or.. We ask you to take a few minutes to complete this short survey, tear off the page, and return it in the reply paid envelope that came with this Groundcover...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
" Develop a set of PA education and training modules aimed at Australian grain growers and others working in the grains industry US00036 Start Date: 01/02/2008.. Over 450 pages of information have been provided... At the industry level, the increased efficiency of input use will increase the sustainability of farming...
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