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Poor performing areas on the map

(2013) Poor performing areas on the map. The Countryman, 7 March 2013. p. 7 [Publication] [Special Collections]


News Tech Toolbox feature discusses Precision Agronomics Australia technology manager, Frank D'Emden saying more farmers were turning to geophysical mapping to assist them to identify poor performing areas in paddocks.
Mr. D'Emden was speaking at the Tech Toolbox forum and said that in addition to yield mapping there were other tools that could also help farmers manage variable rate decisions, these include electromagnetic and radiometric mapping.
Mr. D'Emden said that knowing what rate to apply is important because there is no yield or financial benefit from building phosphorus in the soils beyond critical levels.
Paddock samples across the wheatbelt has exceeded critical phosphorus levels, research from the CSIRO has shown.

This article contains two photographs, one of Kieran Forrest of CY O'Connor Institute, Narrogin, with Frank D'Emden; one image of Mike McFarlane from Doodlakine, Glen Reithmuller and Harry Luik, both officers with the Department of Agriculture and Food.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©2013 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58361
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