Between January and June 2019, the Adoption of precision systems technology in vegetable production (VG16009) project team finalised fieldwork for yield prediction sites with sweet corn in Bathurst and carrots in Tasmania. Activities at other demonstration sites are also finishing up and project staff are developing case studies on the range of PA technologies implemented across these sites such as:

  • EM38 soil surveys in NSW, Victoria and SA
  • Drones for plant counts and crop monitoring/ assessing variability in SE Qld,
  • Variable rate applications in Tasmania,
  • Training in the use of drones for PA in Central Qld.

The final six months of the project will focus on the collation of yield monitor data for WA, Qld and Tasmania, further extension activities, including a PA for Veg Grower Study Tour, and finalising demonstration site activities and case studies.

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