Implementing Precision Agriculture in the Australian Rice Industry


Building understanding of how precision agriculture (PA) technologies and processes can improve profitability of Australian rice farmers and fostering onfarm adoption.



Research Organisation

Precision Agriculture Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

Build a strong level of awareness of what PA can offer the Australian Rice Industry and the economic justification for implementation. Identify trends in yield limiting factors across 10 focus farms and develop guidelines for implementing PA. Upskill all rice farmers who have an interest in PA to a level of competence where they can confidently implement PA. Deliver innovative agronomic and other crop management practices solutions to within paddock variability, through a network of onfarm R&D. Identify crop productions knowledge gaps and intergrate into further R&D projects.

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Project Start Date

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

RIC-Farm productivity - crop inputs, crop protection and the farming system