Basic steps for implementation:
Develop a precision agriculture plan focusing on simple strategies with the greatest anticipated impact on profitability. For many customers setting a healthy soil platform is the starting point:
Refine your farm map and establish a set of accurate paddock boundaries and AB guidance lines for future field applications.
If available, consolidate a history of yield maps in order to understand paddock variability. If yield data is limited, focus on crop biomass maps from the past five seasons.
Where necessary, obtain extra data to design a management strategy, such as EM38, elevation or grid soil mapping.
Establish a permanent soil monitoring program to regularly measure soil fertility levels and inform fertiliser decisions.
Apply variable rate application or management strategy and incorporate calibration strips to measure the economic response of the applied input.