Grains Research and Development

Date: 08.01.2016

Getting back to basics on PA mapping

Author: Toni Somes

Storing multiple years of yield data is critical for Precision Agriculture (PA) mapping, so how do growers ensure that they properly back up the data card from their yield monitor once they have finished harvesting?

Information on how to do this, and simple explanations of commonly used mapping terms, are available I in a short booklet, 'Mapping Basics 101', produced as part of the ‘Do it Yourself PA’ project funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.

The project aims to impart industry people with basic technology skills that will foster ongoing adoption of PA.

PA is the precise application of practices to improve farm productivity and profitability, and typically uses Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to define parts of a paddock for different treatments.

'Mapping Basics 101' is available through the South East Premium Wheat Growers Association website.

Hard copies of 'Mapping Basics 101' are available by contacting SEPWA on 08 9083 1152 or email.

More detailed information about PA is available in the GRDC reference guide 'Applying PA – A reference guide for the modern practitioner'.

Contact Details

For interviews

Alice Butler, SEPWA
08 9083 1165, 0404 277 337
alice@sepwa.org.au

Contact

Natalie Lee, Cox Inall Communications
08 9864 2034, 0427 189 827
nataliel@coxinall.com.au

GRDC Project Code SEP00012

Region West