PA directory-rice growers making the most of their PA equipment

You are not alone in thinking that it is difficult to find your way through the minefield of PA!

It became apparent to the Rice Extension team and the ‘Precision Agriculture in Rice Production’ project led by Andrew Whitlock of Precision Agriculture Pty Ltd. that the biggest impediment to adopting PA in rice is to know where and how to start!

PA problems are varied and can involve yield monitors, prescription maps, variable rate spreaders and sectional control on spreaders or sprayers and connectivity. It is a common perception that you need the same branded equipment and expensive new equipment to successfully implement PA in rice farming systems. It is also common for growers not to realise the PA potential of their current equipment that can be unlocked for a subscription fee rather than buying new equipment. 

Rice Extension, July 2016