Fact Sheet #39 – April 2011
Richard Saunders, Rural Solutions SA
Peter Treloar, Precision Ag Services
Precision agriculture (PA) is matching each part of the paddock to the correct inputs in order to optimise yield potential. PA is made possible by Global Positioning System
(GPS) technology which permits a grower to locate any position in their paddock. The benefits of Precision Agriculture:
• Improved information leading to better decision making.
• Optimised production from each paddock zone.
• Improved whole paddock productivity and profitability.
• Developing a record of paddock/farm information and trace ability for the paddock treatments and activities.