MyPaddock

MyPaddock is a tool for visualising and comparing the level of different crop problems on yield in Western Australia. It alerts growers to production constraints by quantifying the potential yield loss via a traffic light system. MyPaddock enables users to input their own data for individual paddocks including, management practices, pest and disease test results, soil acidity levels, soil nutrition, soil compaction and weeds

The tool enables a rapid interpretation of test results and field observations from a given paddock. You can use it to compare the intensity of constraints and its impact on yield. Once you know which constraints can affect your wheat yield the most, you can consider your options and take profitable decisions. About 40 factors affecting wheat yield in WA have been included and these comprise nutrition, soil toxicity, soil physical, crop management, disease and weed levels.

How to use

Step 1: Select the tab of your interest and where field observations or laboratory data are available.
Step 2: Move sliders and pick options as requested.
Step 3: Read the gauge colour. The colour of the gauge will change according the input data.

Gauge key

Potential yield loss Interpretation Gauge reading
Less than 5% Not a constraint Green
5-15% Watch it - you are at risk Yellow
15-25% Fix it - you are already at high risk of loss Orange
More than 25% Stop and think on how to address this constraint Red

Has sowing date maximised yield potential?

E.g., 27/06/2017

Seed rate sufficiency

0 8
0 150
0 60
0 100

PreDicta-B analysis

0 10

Plant/root analysis

0 3

Manual/microscopic analysis

0 200

PreDicta-B analysis

0 15

PreDicta-B analysis

0 5

Plant/root analysis

0 100
0 3

PreDicta-B analysis

0 5

Plant/root analysis

0 100
0 3

PreDicta-B analysis

0 5

Plant/root analysis

0 100
0 100
0 3
0 100
0 3
0 100
0 3
0 100
0 3
0 100
0 3
0 100
0 3

Soil pH

2 12
2 12
2 12
0.01 10
0.01 10
0.05 50
0.05 50
0.05 50
0.05 50
0 2

Nitrogen sufficiency (supply/demand)

0.5 8
0 200
Soil data (top layer 0-10cm)
0.1 5
0 60

Tissue nitrogen test

0.5 8

Soil phosphorous test

0 30

Tissue phosphorous test

0 1

Soil potassium test

0 100

Tissue potassium test

0 5

Soil sulphur test

0 8

Tissue sulphur test

0 0.4

Soil copper test

0 0.6

Tissue copper test

0 4

Soil zinc test

0 0.6

Tissue zinc test

0 25

Tissue molybdenum test

0 0.15

Tissue manganese test

0 30

Soil compaction

0.5 5
0 20
0 250
0 100
0 50
0 50
0 100
0 100
0 20

Contact information

Darshan Sharma
+61 (0)8 9690 2188
Martin Harries
+61 (0)8 9956 8553