Water and Nutrients

Continued

Water and Nutrients

Existing and emerging technologies offer growers a wide variety of opportunities to make their water and nutrient systems more efficient and effective. For example:

  • Satellite imagery services and drone mounted sensors are an affordable, rapid analytical tool that can capture a wide range of valuable sensor data including Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and spectral reflectance, weather conditions, soil and nutrient conditions, and the water and nutrient needs of your crop.
  • Remote Sensors can capture in-field variations in water and nutrient requirements, and then communicate those needs to your irrigation and fertiliser systems.
  • Laser levelling allows your to adjust your farm layout and increase efficiency.
  • Data Visualisation Software provides an accurate understanding of water use, crop needs, and trading opportunities.
  • Digital decision support tools can improve irrigation scheduling, increase water uptake, and reduce evaporation losses.
  • Fertigation permits more flexible scheduling of fertiliser application, allowing growers to deliver nutrients to plants on a needs-only basis, reducing cost and nutrient loss from leaching.