Location: Invercargill Workingmens Club, 154 Esk Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Time: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Ravensdown Breakfast "Pioneering to precision" Primary Growth Partnership.
The programme goal:
Develop remote sensing technology to improve the identification of nutrient requirements for the farm and apply the right amount of fertiliser precisely for maximum pasture growth increasing fertiliser use efficiency over the farm.
Assessing soil fertility is very challenging on hill country farms and manual soil sampling to a high degree of detail to improve precision of fertiliser application is impractical and certainly not cost effective.Recent advances in remote sensing and imaging mean that there is a real potential for these technologies to improve assessment of nutrient requirements in hill country.
What does the programme involve?
In conjunction with MPI, Ravensdown has entered into a Primary Growth Partnership aimed at developing a more comprehensive method of assessing soil nutrient status on hill country farms which will inform the fertiliser strategies outlined above. Ravensdown is working with its research partners Massey University and AgResearch to achieve these goals. The programme is in its fourth year of a scheduled seven years.
Implications for Sheep/beef farms:
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1 CPD Hour