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PROJECTS


SPAA resources funding from a range of government and private organisations to undertake precision agriculture research, development and extension projects.

If you are interested in undertaking a precision agriculture project that will assist to increase the adoption of precision agriculture please contact SPAA Executive Officer Nicole Dimos on 0437 422 000 or Email nicole@spaa.com.au

SPAA projects provide an independent and objective source of information for technology development and application on Australian farms.

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CURRENT PROJECTS


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  • Precision Viticulture in Coonawarra [-] Two exciting new projects funded by the SE NRM Irrigation Innovation grants program will see SPAA work with viticulturalist in the Coonawarra region. Over the next 18 months, the following projects will be delivered in conjunction with the Coonawarra Grapegrowers Association. PROJECT 1: Precision...
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  • Application of Controlled Traffic Farming in the Low Rainfall Zone [-] Adoption of Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) in the low rainfall zone (LRZ) of the Southern Region is very low (eg SA/Vic Mallee, 4%) compared to other zones in the Region (eg Vic HR, 26%) (GRDC 2012 Farm Practices Survey). This is believed to reflect scepticism about its benefits in many LRZ...
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  • The H sensor: a weed ID and mapping system [-] This project aims to provide growers with the tools needed to adopt site specific weed management (SSWM) strategies as a result of a commercially viable weed ID and mapping system being demonstrated. The adoption of SSWM strategies will result in more efficient use of herbicides, resulting in...
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  • Communicating innovations in Precision Agriculture: Factsheet series [-]   It's Survey time and we want your help to set the topics of our PA factsheets     This survey is a key component of our SAGIT project to provide PA support for farmers and advisers. Your responses to this survey will be very important for developing a factsheet series, and...
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  • Demonstrating Precision Farming: Multiple Industries, Multiple Benefits [-] The objective of this project is to educate farmers of the environmental benefits in the application of precision agricultural (PA) technologies on farm.  It will engage with a number of agricultural industries within the catchment area. Although the technique of the project is not...
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  • Precision Decisions:EXPOS to support & build capacity of innovative technologies [-] In 2014, SPAA worked with farmers and agronomists keen to apply or increase the level of PA adoption in 4 regions across Aust. To ensure that SPAA PA event was not a one off and that continued support is available, SPAA aims to revisit these 4 regions: i. Further support landholders to encompass...
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  • Management strategies for improved productivity and reduced nitrous oxide emissions [-] Project Objective Improve the management and nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) of key crop plants in cropping systems in three different environments, medium and high rainfall and under irrigation in order to reduce nitrous oxide emissions to the atmosphere.  The SA, VIC/NSW based project will...
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