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AuthorCoventry, RJ
AuthorHughes, JR
Date Accessioned2013-10-15
Date Available2013-10-15
AbstractVariability in plant growth across spatial zones within sugarcane crops arises from the complex interactions of soil nutritional status, soil physical properties (especially soil texture), surface and subsurface drainage, seasonal conditions, soil health, pests and diseases, cane variety adaptability to soil type, and paddock management practices. BPS001 research has shown that no single GIS spatial layer is sufficient to identify and manage the variability inherent in sugarcane production systems. However, by comparing patterns within three key GIS layers, we have found a way to simplify the complexity among the factors controlling crop yields, and have found answers to the two basic questions driving the research: • How do satellite imagery and EM map patterns relate to variations in space and time in soils, soil properties, and sugarcane yield? • Are there general relationships between image analysis, EM signals, yield, and soil properties that are widely applicable within and between regions?
Part of SeriesInternal Report; 2011 BPS001
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SubjectSatellite imagery and EM map
SubjectPrecision agriculture
SubjectSatellite imagery
SubjectSoil electromagnetic induction (EM) responses
SubjectSoil properties
SubjectManage variability
SubjectVariation in soil and sugarcane yield
SubjectImagery analysis
SubjectSpatially defined management zones
SubjectFarm management
SubjectSurface drainage patterns
SubjectCrop yield layer
SubjectPaddock topography
SubjectManual for apparent soil electrical conductivity mapping
SubjectSoil ECa information
SubjectSoil variability
SubjectSoil mapping
SubjectSite-specific Management
SubjectGeo-referenced zones
SubjectFarming systems
SubjectProduction management
TitleIdentifying management zones within cane paddocks: an essential foundation for precision sugarcane agriculture : SRDC final report BPS001
KeywordsTechniques for establishing zones for targeted application of best management practices

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  • Farming systems and production management [221]
    Research outcomes: Growers and harvesters benefit from the ongoing research in productivity improvement, production management and agronomical techniques. Developed technologies and management practices that enhance productivity and demonstrate a high rate of return on investment

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