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Introduction to eID

Tuesday April 17 – Chad Makin’s Property, Keith 1 – 5pm

Tuesday April 24 – Pete and Elke Hocking’s Property, Conmurra 1 – 5pm

 

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Tender – Moisture probes and Weather stations
MFMG is engaging a contractor to undertake the supply and management of three (3) soil moisture probes and weather stations at Frances, Conmurra and Millicent MFMG trial sites.

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MacKillop Farm Management Group 20th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, June 22 

Naracoorte Town Hall

Bookings now open

 

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Exploring Automated Soil Moisture Probes in irrigated broadacre cropping systems


Farmer knowledge gaps still appear to exist in parts of the South-East around the use of soil moisture probes in broadacre systems (both irrigated and dryland cropping systems).


Historically, some work was conducted with scheduling around gypsum blocks and neutron probe systems, however not as much with the capacitance probes that utilise telemetry systems so that continual logging can be utilised to track moisture movement through the soil, and monitor the uptake of moisture by the plants being grown.


The continual logging of the soil moisture data tells a story – this project aimed to “tell the story” and improve farmers knowledge in the use of this technology to make better irrigation decisions.

 

Find out the key outcomes and further information