Research Site / Demonstration Number: SA03WB-05
Grower Collaborator: Amaryllys Farming
Location 5: Goomburrum Road, Goomburrum
Initiation Date: March 2019
OUTLINE: To introduce, develop and evaluate precision farming practices into pineapple production systems targeting improved fertiliser and pesticide efficiency and reducing off farm deposition.
- To improve the methodology for better application of foliar fertilisers and pesticide with a focus on early growth stages.
- To minimise fertiliser and pesticide input in early crop growth.
- To measure fertiliser and pesticide wastage and off farm losses comparing precision application against traditional application practices.
- To compare cost effectiveness of precision application of foliar fertiliser compared with traditional foliar fertiliser practices.