11542 Case study 4 - HOPAT

Soil data improves return on investment

Soil sampling is essential for understanding what you can and can’t do with your soils, according to Inverleigh grain and oilseed grower Stewart Hamilton.
Stewart, who farms 2830ha at Inverleigh and Wycheproof with his wife, Pip, and parents, John and Hilary, said they’ve had success from taking a planned approach to soil testing, using grid mapping.
It’s not the cheapest precision agriculture technique, but Stewart said it has produced some of the most valuable information for them.

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