LOXTON, SOUTH AUSTRALIA BULLA BURRA FARMS JOHN & ROBIN
YUNA, WESTERN AUSTRALIA BRETT & KIRRILEE
Jamestown, South Australia Scott Clark
“We are not a massive farm for our area, only mid-sized really, so we have to work to make sure every post is a winner.”
South Australian grain grower, Scott Clark, uses a powerful combination of both looking forward and looking back to make tough but fruitful on-farm decisions.
“As a season is progressing, we like to look at really strong data, including our predicted potential yield, and how it compares to the data we had at the same time in previous years,” explains Scott, who farms 1680 hectares near Jamestown in partnership with his brother, Luke.
Data is collated through a combination of weather stations and moisture probes, before being integrated with comprehensive historical farm records and real-time information sourced from John Deere equipment.
This data will guide the Clarks through the 2020 season which, after seeding in late May, is off to a strong start following a three-year dry spell from 2017, and severe frost last year.