Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/13394
Title: Monitoring and managing landscape variability in grazing systems
Contributor(s): Trotter, Mark (author); Yerbury, Mark (author); Guppy, Christopher (author)orcid ; Edwards, Clare (author); Haling, Rebecca (author); Trotter, Tieneke (author); Donald, Graham (author); Dobos, Robin C (author)orcid ; Powell, Kevin S (author); Bruce, Rebecca (author); Henry, David (author); Taylor, Kerry (author); Barron, Josh (author); Lefort, Laurent (author); Moore, Darren (author); Lamb, David (author); Anderson, Samantha (author); Cosby, Amy (author); Roberts, Jessica (author); Stanley, John (author); Schneider, Derek (author)orcid ; Falzon, Gregory (author)orcid ; Walkden-Brown, Steve W (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2012
Open Access: Yes
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/13394
Open Access Link: http://www.spaa.com.au/pdf/132_15thPASymposiumProceedingsLR.pdf
Abstract: Precision agriculture (PA) technologies and applications have largely been targeted at the cropping and horticultural industries. Little research has been undertaken exploring the potential for PA in grazing systems. This paper reports on the results of five studies examining PA technologies and techniques in grazing systems including: spatial variability in soil nutrients and fertiliser response across the grazing landscape; spatial landscape utilisation in relationship to individual animal productivity and health; spatial variability in pasture pests; and the development of a sensor network for monitoring spatial soil moisture, soil temperature and ambient temperature across a grazing landscape. The large variability exhibited in our trials suggests there is an enormous opportunity for precision agriculture in grazing systems. Sensing and responding to this variability will require careful application of modern PA technology and a substantial investment in research to better understand spatial variability in our grazing landscapes.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 15th Precision Agriculture Symposium in Australasia, Mildura, Australia, 5th - 6th September, 2012
Conference Details: 15th Precision Agriculture Symposium in Australasia, Mildura, Australia, 5th - 6th September, 2012
Source of Publication: 15th Precision Agriculture Symposium in Australasia Proceedings, p. 42-47
Publisher: SPAA Precision Agriculture Australia
Place of Publication: online
Field of Research (FOR): 070203 Animal Management
070101 Agricultural Land Management
070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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