3D Soil Constraints
In collaboration with the Grains Research and Development Corporation and the Colere Group, CeRDI contributed to a project evaluating existing and emerging technologies for three-dimensional (3D) soils data at a sub-paddock scale for grain growers.
The Grains Research and Development Corporation commissioned research which was led by Colere Group, in collaboration with other industry and government partners, including Federation University to evaluate existing and emerging technologies for three-dimensional (3D) soils data at a sub-paddock scale for growers was recently completed. The project included examination of future on-the-go amelioration options of different constraints and soils.
The CeRDI researchers collaborated with the larger project team in the preparation of a case study. Focused on the geographical region of south-eastern Australia, the case study examined the application, uptake and associated benefits of 3D soil sensing practices.
The project was completed in 2022.
Dr Nathan Robinson, Associate Professor Peter Dahlhaus and CeRDI PhD candidate Peter Weir prepared the literature review about sensor data for soils in agriculture. The team provided key insights with reference to the latest published research examining 3D sensing pertinent to:
- Remote sensors, satellites and drones;
- Proximal and handheld sensors;
- Latest developments in geological and earth science sensing.