August 05, 2018

06/08/2018: The next piece of the precision agriculture puzzle: protein/yield correlation maps

There is point at which the Protein and Yield in wheat and barley reaches an optimum, ie, the Sweet Spot, where the plant achieves its full Yield Potential and then goes on to fill the heads with starch and protein. For wheat and barley, the Sweet Spot is reached between 11.5 and 12.5 percent protein and 3.5-4.0 t/ha.

Protein/Yield Correlation Maps are generated by measuring the Protein in the grain in real-time as they are being harvested and combining it with the Yield data and GPS coordinates taken off the combine. If the Protein content of the grain is not at least 11.5 percent then the plant has not achieved its full Yield Potential of 3.5-4.0 t/ha.

The CropScan 3300H On Combine Analyser provides a means of measuring the Protein in the grain as it is stripped from the field. Measuring the Protein and Yield across the field provides a map of the Nitrogen Availability and Uptake by the plant during development.

Read the full article on the Milling and Grain website, HERE.

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