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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The focus of the paper is on this latter category, where inputs are varied according to within-paddock spatial variation and spatial information is used to improve decision-making and management... A snapshot of the current status of PA adoption is presented using available data on variable rate fertiliser management and yield mapping across regions... A snapshot of current adoption The results presented in Table 1 capture just two aspects of precision agriculture on a national scale that includes 5 selected SA regions (see report cited below for further details)...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Australian grain growers are widely acknowledged by their overseas counterparts to be innovative and open to change... The next generation of precision agriculture (PA) technology - variable-rate technology (VRT) - has not caught on so widely or quickly for several reasons, among them being the newness of the technology, perceived cost and complexity and, in some districts, a lack of soil variability in paddocks... The investment program will seek to: deliver increased farmgate profitability; increase measurable grower and adviser confidence in PA technologies, including autonomous and robotic systems; increase timeliness of crop surveillance and repetitive operational practices; partner with one or more machinery manufacturers to bring commercial-incubated autonomous systems to the Australian market; inform and educate regulators and risk underwriters/insurance companies and the finance sector; consider risk mitigation through development of automation and data standards; and invest in the development of the 'social licence' for automation through understanding business risk, farm safety, and benefits for people and the environment...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Australian grain growers are widely acknowledged by their overseas counterparts to be innovative and open to change... The next generation of precision agriculture (PA) technology - variable-rate technology (VRT) - has not caught on so widely or quickly for several reasons, among them being the newness of the technology, perceived cost and complexity and, in some districts, a lack of soil variability in paddocks... The investment program will seek to: deliver increased farmgate profitability; increase measurable grower and adviser confidence in PA technologies, including autonomous and robotic systems; increase timeliness of crop surveillance and repetitive operational practices; partner with one or more machinery manufacturers to bring commercial-incubated autonomous systems to the Australian market; inform and educate regulators and risk underwriters/insurance companies and the finance sector; consider risk mitigation through development of automation and data standards; and invest in the development of the 'social licence' for automation through understanding business risk, farm safety, and benefits for people and the environment...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The outputs of this and previous projects confirm the ability of CQ grain growers to produce more grain from less water using an opportunity cropping strategy during a decade of low rainfall years (2000-2009) and still maintain a profitable industry... This group of activities showed that the technologies assessed in the project were not 'grower friendly', and that they needed a high level of expertise for successful use and adoption... Cropping frequency An assessment of cropping sequences over 10 years on the Moonggoo and Kilmore case study farms examined the potential for increasing the cropping frequency in CQ as a means of improving the profitability of grain production...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The aim of the study was to quantify the economic benefits of PA on six farms across SA... Savings using VRT were calculated from comparing variable rate fertiliser application with a previous "blanket" rate of fertiliser used before PA was employed... Production increases from VRT were calculated from higher yields achieved by increasing fertiliser rates on low fertility areas of paddocks...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
In commercial practice in Australia the implementation of precision agriculture (PA) has in common the use of spatially-aware technologies made possible through the use of global positioning systems (GPS)... Although PA technology has been available in Australia for more than a decade, it has been estimated that only around 3% of Australian grain growers are using some form of the technology (Price, 2004)... The work has been carried out with funding from the Grains Research and Development Corporation and CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The farming group took to the road in 2014 for six PA expos attracting more than 600 attendees at Renmark (South Australia), Griffith and Quirindi (New South Wales), Moora and Esperance (Western Australia) and Ballarat (Victoria)... Growers who spoke at the expos included Neil Vallance, from Lake Bolac, Victoria, who described PA as "anything that can be recorded and measured", and Ty Fulwood, from Meckering, WA... Overall, the expos found growers keen to learn about PA tools and technologies relevant to the farming activities in their local environment...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The project "From Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) and Raised Bed Farming (RBF) to Information Rich Agriculture (IRA)" has achieved the SIP09 goal of Managing Variability by understanding causes, identifying solutions and helping growers to apply these spatial technologies... Variability is measured at the necessary scale with yield monitoring and high resolution imagery and topography... The project has provided the grains industry with a clear direction into the information age for increased profitability and sustainability...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The farming group took to the road in 2014 for six PA expos attracting more than 600 attendees at Renmark (South Australia), Griffith and Quirindi (New South Wales), Moora and Esperance (Western Australia) and Ballarat (Victoria)... Growers who spoke at the expos included Neil Vallance, from Lake Bolac, Victoria, who described PA as "anything that can be recorded and measured", and Ty Fulwood, from Meckering, WA... Overall, the expos found growers keen to learn about PA tools and technologies relevant to the farming activities in their local environment...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Well attended training courses are helping growers to understand the potential gains they can make by adopting precision agriculture (PA) technology, and are also highlighting barriers to its adoption... PA is the precise application of practices to improve farm productivity and profitability, and typically uses Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to define parts of a paddock for different treatments... For two years, the South East Premium Wheat Growers Association (SEPWA) has run PA training courses as part of a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) project that aims to impart industry people with basic technology skills that will foster ongoing adoption of PA...
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