29
JUN
2015

From Riverbed to Dairy Shed with the Help of Precision Ag Technology

When it comes to farm variability it would seem that Simon Johnson’s property is as variable as it gets. His 450 ha dairy farm, situated towards the seaward end of Rangitata Island, features an old riverbed as well as areas of sand and pockets of silt soils. Through the use...
15
JUN
2015

Aiming for whole system efficiency

Hayden and Jessie Dorman are in search of practices which will ensure the long term sustainability of their farm. This 2014/15 season they have begun to utilise the Electromagnetic (EM) soil survey data of their farm (by Agri Optics NZ Ltd) and their Growsmart Precision VRI...
14
APR
2015

Precision Aids Move from Cropping to Dairy

Successfully using precision agriculture technnology already on two of  their cropping centre pivots, it was an easy decision for the Mitchell and Webster Group to invest again; this time on their dairy farm. The Group is owned and operated by two families, the Mitchells and the...
14
APR
2015

Precision Farming Paying Back

Water is a valuable resource but for the Mitchell and Webster Group it is quite literally liquid gold. The Group was formed by the Mitchell and Webster families in 1972 and now runs two businesses; Topflite Ltd specialising in small animal feed and Mitchell and Webster Ltd...
18
JUN
2013

Municipal

Public Works crews in Lakeport, Calif., once spent more than 600 personnel hours annually on manual application of herbicide for curbside weed control. In 2007, the city installed a Trimble® WeedSeeker® system on an existing street sweeper. The system automatically detects and...
27
MAR
2013

Variable Rate Irrigation

In the 2011/12 season Greenvale Pastures put six soil moisture probes (neutron probes) across six different soils within the one paddock (red dots on map). The paddock was in wheat in the 2011/12 season and weekly soil moisture probe readings were being taken with the average of...