This project is a two year collaboration of Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers and Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Qld). It will contribute to sustainable, productive and efficient horticultural industry in Australia by developing and optimising technologies to evaluate in-field spatial variabilitly. Variable rate methodologies will be demonstrated to maximise vegetable production.
A number of grower-collaborators in the Bundaberg Region have been engaged to trial crop sensing techologoy and yield monitoring.
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January, 2016: Prescription maps are a powerful tool for managing variability on your farm. The end result is a much better understanding of what's going on in your fields, more uniform crops and ultimately more money in your pocket
September, 2015:Queensland vegetable growers Darren Zunker and Michael Rieck share their experiences with yield monitoring and mapping technology in their farming operations
This project is a collaboration of Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers, Growcom and Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Qld).
Kylie Jackson is the Regional Workforce Development Officer (RWDO) for the Wide Bay Burnett Region and is responsible for delivering on actions identified in the Queensland Production Horticulture Workforce Development Action Plan.
Kylie will asist in the development of local workforce development initiatives, research and analyse regional workforce development issues and improve industry awareness and engagement. As RWDO she will work to pursue opportunities to promote emerging technology, industry best practice and return of investment in training amongst other key activities.
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Kylie Jackson (Regional Workforce Development Officer)
This was a two year joint project between Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers and Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Qld) and was finalised in 2013.
This project contributed to improving soil conditions through Controlled Traffic Farming in Queensland horticulture production systems, particularly vegetables. Project activities included on-farm demonstration sites in Bundaberg, Bowen and the Lockyer Valley, economic analyses to identify cost benefits to producers, field days and the development of case studies and recommendations for Controlled Traffic Farming in horticulture.