FarmLink Spitfire Wheat Update June 2015

FarmLink Spitfire Wheat Update


“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





 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


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



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.

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