Thursday, 23 February 2012

Feb 22 - Innovation

This is what a 13 tonne/ha wheat crop looks like.

Today we looked at precision agriculture where worlds latest technologies are used to measure and map nutrient deficiencies in crop paddocks. Computerized spreading machines are used to apply precision and variable fertilizer application rates to these paddocks. This provides exact plant requirements and prevents over-use of nitrogen which causes environmental concern.

Also looked at carrots and radishes grown for seed production. This seed is harvested and supplied to vege growers.

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