Davis, R. J. and Baillie, Craig and Schmidt, Erik (2009) Precision agriculture technologies - relevance and application to sugarcane production. In: SEAg 2009: Agricultural Technologies in a Changing Climate, 13-16 Sep 2009, Brisbane, Australia.
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The development of a range of new technologies has brought agriculture and associated equipment to a new level of sophistication. The Australian sugar industry is facing a long term trend of reducing value of production and increasing input costs. The industry has rapidly adopted GPS based guidance technology with many cane growers now having access to high precision GPS technologies. However, there remains a wide range of uncertainties and conflicting opinions that make the next step for precision agriculture (PA) a daunting prospect for cane growers, therefore the adoption of PA has been slow. A recently completed project (Davis et al, 2007) reviewed published and unpublished information on precision agriculture technologies that are being applied or could be applied to sugarcane production and harvesting both in Australia and internationally. This paper summarises the application and opportunities for PA in the Australian Sugar Industry. It describes how PA technologies can be integrated into a management system that provides greater benefits to sugarcane production and harvesting.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||sugarcane; precision agriculture; GPS; technology|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070105 Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling|
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080606 Global Information Systems
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||B Ecomonic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8203 Industrial Crops > 820304 Sugar|
|Deposited On:||27 May 2011 17:08|
|Last Modified:||22 Feb 2012 15:20|
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