PA in Rice Production-implementation and insights Andrew Whitlock

Precision agriculture (PA) is a broad term used to describe the rapidly developing practices using spatial technologies to measure and strategically manage farming systems from the whole farm to within paddock perspective. The ultimate aim is to deliver economic, management and environmental bene ts.

PA provides growers with enormous, and sometimes overwhelming, quantities of information which enables them to:

  • develop a history of farm records;
  • improve decision-making;
  • target farm input use and improve ef cacy;
  • unlock yield potential;
  • foster greater traceability; and
  • enhance marketing of farm products. 

Andrew Whitlock, Precision Agriculture, June 2016