Spotlight Magazine - Winter 2016

The winter edition of CRDC's magazine, Spotlight, investigates the issue of big data and the evolution from precision ag to decision ag. Read about the use of big data in enhanced decision making tools, and take a look at the CRDC research project enabling cotton growers to automate irrigation processes and irrigate fields via mobile phone. 

Also in this issue, we tackle the big issues of Verticillium wilt, crop rotation and soil health. Verticillium remains a major issue for some cotton growing regions, with growers and consultants looking for answers as to how to mange this disease and guard against yield loss. 

Learn the latest about sowthistle resistance; dig deeper on phosphorus; hear about our newly announced Rural R&D for Profit project to improve profit from nitrogen; and meet SAM (the southern annular mode), the dominant influence on spring season rainfall.