Hart Field Site Canola Update September 2015

Hart Field Site 44Y89 Canola Update

Summary

Yield Forecast (t/ha) Growing Season Rainfall (mm)

1.3

156


 Paddock Details

Crop Setting Paddock Setting
Crop Type Canola 44Y89 CL Area 6.3 ha
Sowing Date 7th May 2015 Elevation 187 m
Sowing Rate 2.3 kg/ha Slope 0.5
Row Spacing 300 mm Aspect E
Implement Knife points + press wheels Soil PAWC 206 mm
Plant Density  15 p/m2 Soil Characterisation Clay loam over light-medium-heavy clays (No.285)


Paddock Diary


APSIM

Yield Forecast
80th Percentile 1.34/ha
Median 1.33 t/ha
20th Percentile 1.29 t/ha

Version 2.6 Update Released

Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) and Grain Growers Limited of Australia are pleased to announce an update to ProductionWise for New Zealand.

My Paddocks

  • Sowing operations now support seeds/ha sowing rates
  • Record seed line number and seed generation in the sowing operation
  • Record seed reference and seed generation in the harvest operation
  • Harvest operation now has an irrigation check box

My Grain

  • Grain buyer now has an ‘other’ option which allows you to enter the buyers name
  • Part deliver grain to your contracts
  • Most common operations and inputs now have default pricing

My Reports

  • Vendor declaration template styling has been updated
  • Seed generation and seed reference number is now auto-populated
  • Pesticide active ingredients is now auto-populated
  • Paddock location lat/long is auto-populated

Site Optimization & Bug Fixes

This release includes many minor improvements and bug fixes that our users have reported. If you come across any issues, please do not hesitate to contact us via the feedback form to let us know so we can rectify them immediately.

 


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ProductionWise Adviser App Released

GrainGrowers are pleased to announce recent developments of its ProductionWise app for both Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

The ProductionWise app now allows advisers to login, view their connected growers and create recommendations even in areas with intermittent or no phone coverage. 

Key features of this update include:

  • ProductionWise advisers can login to the app
  • View your connected growers, farms and the date of your last inspection
  • View submitted recommendation PDF’s created through the website or app
  • Create new recommendations with observations, operations & inputs
  • Send your recommendations to your growers
  • Work offline in the paddock for up to 14 days
  • View when your app data and reports were last synced

To download the ProductionWise App or upgrade your existing version from the iOS or Android stores, please use the links below.

 

 


ProductionWise Crop Update August 2015

ProductionWise Crop Update August 2015

Summary

“Earlier in the season yield forecasts were being negatively affected by the falling Southern Oscillation Index (SOI). As we progress into August rainfall has continued to be received above expectations in most of the south eastern cropping belt locations. This has resulted in many growers top dressing to meet the new potential yield forecast.”

Michael Pengilley – 7th August 2015.

FarmLink, Temora NSW

Bulla Burra, Loxton SA

Hart Field Site, Hart SA

Spitfire Wheat

4.4 t/ha

Yitpi Wheat

1.5 t/ha

44Y81 Canola

1.7 t/ha

Sown: 10th May

Sowing Rate: 60kg/ha

Sown: 12th May

Sowing Rate: 53kg/ha

Sown: 7th May

Sowing Rate: 2.3kg/ha

Soil Moisture @ sowing (mm): 14

GSR (mm): 154

Last Frost: Late July

Soil Moisture @ sowing (mm): 13

GSR (mm): 51

Last Frost: Late July

Soil Moisture @ sowing (mm): 31

GSR (mm): 102

Last Frost: Late July

Sowing Fertiliser: MAP @ 70kg/ha

Top Dressing: Urea @ 60kg/ha

Sowing Fertiliser: MAP Zn @ 16kg/ha,

Urea @ 7 kg/ha, Thumper @ 2 kg/ha

Sowing Fertiliser: 22:14:0:0 @ 100kg/ha

Top Dressing: Urea @ 100kg/ha

FarmLink Spitfire Wheat Update June 2015

FarmLink Spitfire Wheat Update

Summary

“The Spitfire wheat in paddock 25 was sown on May 10th, soil surface conditions were dry at this time so the seed depth target was 3-4 cm in the hope to reach more moisture. There was a good germination rate and with very little weed burden due to the 2014 spray program keeping weed numbers low and a good knock down spray at pre sowing. Conditions continue to be drier than we would like and periods of frost are slowing down growth rates. An early nitrogen application may be an option if a favourable rain event occurs. There appears to be no insect or disease pressure at present.” Tony Pratt – 23rd June 2015.

Yield Forecast (t/ha) Biomass (kg/ha) GSR (mm) Growth Stage

2.9

396

67

Z25


 Temora Paddock

Crop Setting Paddock Setting
Crop Type Spitfire Wheat Area 35 ha
Sowing Date 10th May 2015 Elevation 272 m
Sowing Rate 60 kg/ha Slope 0.1
Row Spacing 300 mm Aspect N
Implement Knife points + press wheels Soil PAWC 147 mm
Plant Density  155 p/m2 Soil Characterisation Red Chromosol (No. 913)

FarmLink Paddock 25


Paddock Diary

Paddock Operations Climate
Soil Test 14/01/15 NO3 = 68, NH4 = 12 mg/kg Year-to-Date rainfall 217 mm
Spraying 10/05/15 Logran 750 WG Soil Moisture @ Sowing 18 mm
Sowing 10/05/15 MAP @ 70 kg/ha Growing Season Rainfall 67 mm
      Last Frost 4th Jun (-4°C)
      May SOI -13.7
      SOI Phase 3, Rapidly Falling
     

Similar SOI Seasons

1957, 1958, 1972, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011
     

Operations & Climate June


APSIM

Yield Forecast Crop Status (24 Oct)
80th Percentile 3.7t/ha Growth Stage Z25
Median 2.9 t/ha NDVI 0.3
20th Percentile 1.7 t/ha Biomass 396 kg/ha

APSIM & NDVI June

 

Version 2.5 – ProductionWise for Advisers Released

Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) and Grain Growers Limited of Australia are pleased to announce the release of ProductionWise for advisers to New Zealand.

Adviser Functionality

  • Register an adviser account and connect with growers that have ProductionWise accounts
  • Have full read-write capability of your connected grower’s accounts
  • Customisable reporting template for business details and logos
  • Manage your growers with integrated reporting of recommendations and inputs
  • Advisers can generate reports detailing observations based on scouting activities
  • Growers receive observations and recommendations (plans and actuals) directly into paddock diary
  • Farm dashboard shows if the grower approved or denied adviser recommendations

Future Developments

  • Further development will enable growers to have multiple advisors connected and provisions for accessing components of the system or specific crops planted will be addressed in future releases. Currently, growers can only be connected to one adviser at any time.
  • Adviser App – Ability for advisers to manage connected growers and generate recommendation reports through iOS or Android app

Please pass on these details to your adviser and direct them to ProductionWise to register an adviser account.

Site Optimization & Bug Fixes

This release includes many minor improvements and bug fixes that our users have reported. If you come across any issues, please do not hesitate to contact us via the feedback form to let us know so we can rectify them immediately.

ProductionWise App – Now Works Offline

GrainGrowers are pleased to announce recent developments?of its?Farm Manager?app for both Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

The ProductionWise app now provides growers the ability to record paddock data?in areas?with intermittent or no internet coverage.

Key features of this update?include:

  • An updated side menu for managing device connection
  • Ability for growers to sync data to their ProductionWise account
  • View when?your app data was last synced
  • Ability to be offline for up to 14 days

To download the ProductionWise App or upgrade your existing version from the iOS?or Android stores, please use the links below.

FarmLink Spitfire Wheat Harvest 2014

FarmLink Spitfire Wheat Update

Summary

The Spitfire Wheat in paddock 5a was harvested on 28-29th November 2014. The paddock averaged 3.39t/ha and was graded H2 and APH2. Protein ranged between 12.0 – 13.8, screenings 1.8 – 3.3, test weight 77 – 79.

ProductionWise November Simulation Results

The final ProductionWise simulation forecasted 3.7t/ha, an accuracy of 91%.

Yield Forecast (t/ha) Biomass (kg/ha) GSR (mm) Growth Stage

3.7

9,443

212

Z90


Topdressing Scenario Planning

Urea was applied to the paddock on 14th July at the rate of 100 kg/ha. Below are the yield forecasts from different Urea rates if they were applied on the same day.

Urea 150 (t/ha) Urea 100 (t/ha) Urea 50 (t/ha) Urea 0 (t/ha)

 3.74

3.70

 3.50

 3.44


Gross Margin Analysis (H2)

Gross Margin ($/ha) Breakeven Yield (t/ha) Breakeven Price ($)

454

 1.89

169 


Temora Paddock

Crop Setting Paddock Setting
Crop Type Spitfire Wheat Area 23.8 ha
Sowing Date 13th May 2014 Elevation 271 m
Sowing Rate 60 kg/ha Slope 0.1
Row Spacing 300 mm Aspect E
Implement Knife points + press wheels Soil PAWC 147 mm
Plant Density  126 (p/m2) Soil Characterisation Red Chromosol (No. 913)

FarmLink Paddock 5a


Paddock Diary

Paddock Operations Climate
Soil Test 16/01/14 NO3 = 37, NH4 = 12 (mg/kg) Annual Rainfall 2014 457 mm
Spraying 14/03/14 Roundup, Amicide, LI 700 Soil Moisture @ Sowing 40 mm
Spraying 09/05/14 Roundup, Goal, LI 700 Growing Season Rainfall 212 mm
Sowing 13/05/14 MAP 50 kg/ha Last Frost 20th Sep (-1°C)
Spraying 13/05/14 Gramoxone, Sakura Soil Moisture late November 5 mm
Spraying 30/05/14 Fastac Duo, Dimethoate November SOI -10
Spraying 04/07/14 Igran, MCPA, Ally

Similar SOI Seasons

1963, 1965, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 2009

Topdressing 14/07/14 Urea 100 kg/ha

Operations & Climate November


APSIM

Yield Forecast Crop Status (28 Nov)
80th Percentile 3.70 t/ha Growth Stage Z90
Median 3.70 t/ha NDVI 0.29
20th Percentile 3.64 t/ha Total Biomass  9443 kg/ha

APSIM & NDVI November

Version 2.4 Adviser Upgrade Released

GrainGrowers are pleased to announce recent developments to ProductionWise.

Adviser Functionality

  • Product input lists show previously used products at the top
  • Farm dashboard shows if the grower approved or denied your recommendations
  • Further improvements to the recommendation report template styling

Grower Functionality

  • Product input lists show previously used products at the top
  • Spraying operations automatically populate your previous water rate
  • Grain harvests can now be recorded as kg/ha
  • My Farm page shows your recent and planned operations with warnings if the plan is overdue

Offline Grower App

  • Many back end improvements have been made in preparation for the next version of the ProductionWise Grower App that will support offline use.

Site Optimization & Bug Fixes

  • This release includes many minor improvements and bug fixes that our users have reported. If you come across any issues, please do not hesitate to contact us via the feedback form to let us know so we can rectify them immediately.

ProductionWise App Released

GrainGrowers are pleased to announce the release of its?Farm Manager?app for both Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

The ProductionWise Farm Manager app has been developed as a companion app to the ProductionWise website. The app provides growers?with the ability to view historical paddock activities and?record new operations and observations. The app works seamlessly with the website so that records?entered through either system?are instantly visible on all devices connected to the same account.

The key features of the app are;

  • Paddock observation, operation and input recording.
  • View historical paddock growing windows and rotations.
  • Locate Me feature that automatically selects the paddock you are closest to?using the devices GPS.
  • Favourite operations so that the most frequently accessed operations are at the top of the list.
  • Multi-paddock mode allows you to enter an operation to?a group of paddocks.
  • Farm map shows your farms and paddocks as they appear on the ProductionWise website.
  • Observations?now use the complete APVMA database listing of biotic stresses including weeds, pests and diseases.
  • Observations allow you to set the growth stage, density and action required for each observed biotic stress.

You can download the app from either the Android or iOS app stores using the links below.

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