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GNSS & GIS in Australian Agriculture. Andrew Whitlock [email protected] www.precisionagriculture.com.au. Shifting Perceptions. Field traffic is usually Uncontrolled. Understanding Soil Health. Sustainable Food Production. Machine Guidance “Auto-steer”. Radio. Rover.

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Gnss gis in australian agriculture

GNSS & GIS in Australian Agriculture

Andrew Whitlock

[email protected]

www.precisionagriculture.com.au


Shifting perceptions

Shifting Perceptions


Field traffic is usually uncontrolled

Field traffic is usually Uncontrolled

Understanding Soil Health

Sustainable Food Production


Gnss gis in australian agriculture

Machine Guidance “Auto-steer”

Radio

Rover

Base station


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GPS Guidance for Inter row sowing


Gnss gis in australian agriculture

Shielded spraying using 40% less chemical


Why we need precision 50 less chemical

50% banding

Why we need precision!50% less chemical

Photo: Whitlock


Section boom control

Section boom control


Gnss gis in australian agriculture

Controlled

Traffic

Farming

11% for machinery

89% for crops

Photo: Roger Todd


Gnss gis in australian agriculture

  • Improve Soil Health

  • Increase Production

  • Build resilience against drought

  • Reduce fuel use by 50%


Cors networks

CORS Networks


Gnss gis in australian agriculture

Connectivity in Cab

  • Remote diagnostic analysis

  • Rapid data transfer - cloud

  • Inter-vehicle communication

  • Mobile office, e-commerce etc…


Wireless vehicle control

Wireless Vehicle Control


Why is this important

Why is this important?


Point data

Point Data


Rtk derived topography map

RTK derived topography map


Ponding analysis

Ponding Analysis


Plant biomass mapping

Plant Biomass Mapping


Gnss gis in australian agriculture

High Biomass

Low Biomass


Not always fun

Not always fun???


Gnss gis in australian agriculture

“NDVI Farm Maps are a great resource to identify problem areas

not necessarily seen by the naked eye”


Gnss gis in australian agriculture

Weed Seekers


Gnss gis in australian agriculture

Soil Data Collection

Photo: FSA


Electromagnetics em

ElectroMagnetics (EM)

Soil Maps – EM38


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Satellite Imagery

Plant Biomass

Index map


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Reduced Fertiliser use by 25%


Gnss gis in australian agriculture

Satellite Imagery


Gnss gis in australian agriculture

Yield Stability

Production Zones


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Variable Rate Applications


Heading towards live cattle tracking

Heading towards live cattle tracking

roving (livestock) sensors


Hosted on a web platform

…hosted on a web platform


Livestock tracking to i mprove pasture use

Livestock tracking toimprove pasture use

‘Sundown Valley’ Kingstown


Accurate job data records

Accurate Job Data Records

  • All data is stored in an intuitive explorer view, in a hierarchy system with the following levels:

  • Project

    • Client

      • Farm

        • Paddock

          • Crop

            • Operation


Gnss gis in australian agriculture

GM Mapping

1.1t/ha

$-16/ha

$595/ha

3.5t/ha


Gnss gis in australian agriculture

Elevation

Urea Trial


Gnss gis in australian agriculture

On-Farm Research


Smart farming

SMART Farming

  • Machine GPS guidance

  • Information Rich

  • Precise input placement

  • Consistent spatial footprint

  • Accurate field operations mapping

  • Max production with less inputs

  • Economic, Environmental, Social


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