Grain growers’ experience of using variable rate and other PA technologies.
80 pages of grower cases studies from Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales that demonstrate the benefits that investing in Precision Agriculture (PA) technology can bring to grain growing businesses in terms of productivity, profitability and environmental management.
Ten case studies focus on how growers are using PA especially in relation to varying the rate of fertiliser, lime and gypsum. The remaining 14 case studies detail the economic implications of investing in PA.
On average the case study growers
– have eight years of experience with PA
– increased return per hectare by $20 per year by using PA
– invested $30 per hectare on PA technology
– paid off their PA equipment in less than 5 years