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AuthorBlackburn, L
Date Accessioned2013-11-05
Date Available2013-11-05
AbstractThe specific aim of this project was to gain information on the different layers of information collected at a block level to allow site specific crop management. The Blackburn Brothers have also investigated the farm economic within the fallow period by introducing fallow options like peanuts. Blackburn Brothers have collected a number of different layers of information such as: Satellite imagery, EM Mapping “soil”, Yield Mapping, soil analysis and leaf analysis, from the information collected, management of the nutrient applied, the gross margins achieved, all have allowed for better decision making that have improved the bottom line. A replicated strip trial site was established and determined that there was no significant difference between the peanut fallow and bare fallow in the plant cane crop while the economics determined that the peanut fallow achieved $1147.22 per hectare more than the bare fallow. Within these two treatments two nitrogen rates were utilised 45kg / ha and 150 kg / ha with no significant difference achieved. The results achieved by utilising available technology to better manage yield variability within blocks has been adopted over the total farming area (470 ha) by the confidence achieved by conducting this project. The group has also now undertaken that complete record keeping will be utilised and this will lead to better management decisions to be made at a block level.
Part of SeriesInternal Report; 2008 GGP023
SubjectGrower group
SubjectBlackburn Harvesting
SubjectCrop management
SubjectFallow options
SubjectManage yield variability
SubjectSatellite imagery
SubjectSoil type variation zones
SubjectPrecision agriculture
SubjectIncrease adoption of technologies
SubjectZone Specific Management Between Blocks
SubjectEM Soil Mapping
SubjectLegume peanut cropping
SubjectSoil analysis
SubjectEconomic analysis
SubjectRotation crop
SubjectControl traffic farming (CTF)
SubjectFarming systems
SubjectFarming systems
SubjectProduction management
TitleUtilising available technology to better manage yield variability within blocks : SRA Grower Group Innovation Project final report

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  • Farming systems and production management [226]
    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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