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Water and nutrient management in Australia

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Creating business value from data This blog contribution on water and nutrient management is from White Research. White Research (WR) is a social research and consulting subject matter expert. We specialise in consumer behaviour, market analysis, business planning and innovation management.  During the past few months, the COALA team has been closely working together with Australian stakeholders…

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Helping to ‘Yield Prophet’ for Growers across Australia

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Exciting improvements are on the horizon for existing decision support tools in Australia. These improvements will further assist growers with on-farm decision making particularly around water and nutrient management, helping to ‘Yield Prophet for growers across Australia Grain growers across Australia – both dryland and irrigated – sometimes struggle with making informed decisions around how…

From big tape to big data: the Digital Farming Age

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Going from big tape to big data with satellites helped us enter the ‘Digital Farming Age’. And now the COALA project benefits from this heritage. The beginning of satellite images of Earth’s land surface The systematic acquisition of satellite images of land surface started in 1972 with the U.S. Landsat program. With this data-stream, it…

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A short history of satellites advancing humanity

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Learning about a short history of satellites enables us to see how far we’ve come in such a small time. 60 years ago we were racing to simply get to space. Now we have started exploring further than our solar system – like Voyager 2 which is currently in interstellar space. The first satellite Forty…

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Copernicus: an agricultural helper from space

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How does Copernicus, a program for satellites become an agricultural helper from space, and help us with agriculture here on Earth? In UNSW’s last blog ‘Copernicus: a Sentinel in space teaches us about land and the environment’ we talked about how satellites can help us learn more about processes on the ground, here we will…

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COALA beginning a fruitful relationship – BCG & AgriSat

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COALA is bringing together experts from across the globe to bring their expertise to Australian agriculture. AgriSat is a Spanish agronomic consulting company based on new technologies such as satellite images and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Located in Albacete, Spain, it is operating globally. BCG is a member-based not for profit agricultural research organisation led by farmers in the Wimmera and Mallee regions of Victoria, Australia.

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Copernicus: a Sentinel in space teaches us about land and the environment

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Copernicus is the European Union’s Earth Observation Programme, looking at our planet and its environment. Data from space satellites can help inform us about processes here on Earth. Have you ever heard the saying ‘It’s hard to see the forest for the trees?’? Sometimes a little distance is what we need. We can learn a…