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New Ways to Manage Seed Trials and Trial Plots in 4 Easy Steps

Improve Seed Trials using Multispectral Trial Plot Mapping Modern farming is challenging. Drought, climate change and other natural disasters are cutting farm profits, but you still need to do the best you can with what you have. Which is why seed selection and trial plots are so critical to the success of your crops. A recent survey by Farmers Business Network identified the biggest seed selection challenges facing farmers as: Needing to save money on inputs (23%) Not knowing how last year’s seeds performed before planting this year’s crops (22%) Pressure to make an early commitment to get seed discounts […]

Macadamia growers’ case study 2017

Macadamia growers’ case study 2017 NDVI mapping of macadamia orchards

Queensland Drones is currently working with Growcom’s Hort360 project team to identify critical correlations between sub-soil conditions, soil drainage and erosion, and tree health in macadamia orchards on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. So far we’ve worked with eight growers over a total of almost 500 acres of prime macadamia orchards across the hinterland region. There are still opportunities for other growers and growers in other regions to join this study. The scope of the trials for macadamia growers is to compare EM38 sub-soil analysis with airborne LIDAR imagery and drone-based NDVI imagery to identify correlations at the sub-surface, surface and canopy levels which […]

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