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South Australian Murray Darling Basin NRM Board<br />Ranges to River NRM - Community Science Forum<br /> <br />Farming Sus...
Farming to Potential	How Precision Agriculture technologies are transforming farmsFelicity Turner<br />Mannum 2011<br />
Introduction<br />What is Precision Agriculture<br />What are the different “PA” Technologies<br />How are these technolog...
Definition of PA - GRDC<br />‘Information rich agriculture.<br />The use of yield maps, other spatial information and inpu...
Precision Agriculture<br />Requires use of “new” technologies<br />GPS (global positioning systems)<br />Sensors (Yield, E...
PA – My take…..<br />Agricultural Concept relying on the existence of in-field variability<br />About doing;<br />The righ...
Data Layers & the collection methods<br />3 Important<br />mtrs<br />
EM38<br />Measure of soil conductivity<br />Electrolyte concentrations (salts)<br />Moisture content<br />Soil Texture (WH...
Potential outcomes of EM38 maps<br />Clay spreading/delving<br />Creation of VR ameliorant maps<br />Creation of potential...
Sensors / Imagery<br />Aerial / Satellite Imagery<br />PCD (Plant Cell Density)<br />Ground-based Sensors<br />NIR & “Red-...
Sensors<br />Needs to be groundtruthed<br />Once groundtruthed, it can represent;<br />Plant stands<br />Plant vigour<br /...
Yield Data<br />Collected with farmers harvester<br />Most difficult layer to obtain<br />If you miss it, it’s gone<br />A...
Farming to potential……..<br />
Taking the next step……<br />
Technologies Transforming Farms<br />Sometimes the simplest solutions can have the greatest effect!!<br />
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Farming to potential - how precision agriculture technologies are transforming farms

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Farming to potential - how precision agriculture technologies are transforming farms

  1. 1. South Australian Murray Darling Basin NRM Board<br />Ranges to River NRM - Community Science Forum<br /> <br />Farming Sustainability & Technologies<br /> <br />
  2. 2. Farming to Potential How Precision Agriculture technologies are transforming farmsFelicity Turner<br />Mannum 2011<br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br />What is Precision Agriculture<br />What are the different “PA” Technologies<br />How are these technologies being utilised by farmers<br />
  4. 4. Definition of PA - GRDC<br />‘Information rich agriculture.<br />The use of yield maps, other spatial information and input-control technologies to better match agronomy to paddock variability. The aims are to increase profit and improve environmental management.’<br />
  5. 5. Precision Agriculture<br />Requires use of “new” technologies<br />GPS (global positioning systems)<br />Sensors (Yield, EM38, Biomass)<br />Satellite or Aerial Imagery<br />Information management tools (GIS)<br />Assess and understand variations with “Ground-Truthing”<br />
  6. 6. PA – My take…..<br />Agricultural Concept relying on the existence of in-field variability<br />About doing;<br />The right thing<br />The right place<br />The right way<br />The right time<br />By;<br />Measuring variability<br />Understanding variability<br />Managing / Utilising variability<br />
  7. 7. Data Layers & the collection methods<br />3 Important<br />mtrs<br />
  8. 8. EM38<br />Measure of soil conductivity<br />Electrolyte concentrations (salts)<br />Moisture content<br />Soil Texture (WHC, PAW)<br />Supported with soil coring to identify factors influencing EM38 readings<br />
  9. 9. Potential outcomes of EM38 maps<br />Clay spreading/delving<br />Creation of VR ameliorant maps<br />Creation of potential management zones (if strongly linked to yield)<br />Site identification for irrigation areas<br />Combined with elevation data; site selection for moisture probes<br />VR Irrigation<br />Drainage & earthworks<br />Template for soil coring / testing<br />
  10. 10. Sensors / Imagery<br />Aerial / Satellite Imagery<br />PCD (Plant Cell Density)<br />Ground-based Sensors<br />NIR & “Red-edge” Spectrum<br />NDVI<br />
  11. 11. Sensors<br />Needs to be groundtruthed<br />Once groundtruthed, it can represent;<br />Plant stands<br />Plant vigour<br />Plant height<br />Crop Disease<br />Nutrient Deficiencies<br />Weed Infestations<br />
  12. 12. Yield Data<br />Collected with farmers harvester<br />Most difficult layer to obtain<br />If you miss it, it’s gone<br />Allows identification and accurate measurement of variability across a paddock<br />Yield data easily converted to revenue, nutrient removal, water use etc.<br />Only actual yield can be overlaid and used to calculate financial outcomes<br />
  13. 13. Farming to potential……..<br />
  14. 14. Taking the next step……<br />
  15. 15.
  16. 16. Technologies Transforming Farms<br />Sometimes the simplest solutions can have the greatest effect!!<br />

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