A new Soil Wealth ICP vegetable demonstration site has been confirmed in Tasmania’s Midlands.

Hosted by Simplot Australia, the Soil Wealth ICP team will work closely with Simplot agronomists and VegNET Tasmania to establish how growers can reliably produce high yielding pea crops.

The trial will focus on enabling site-specific management decisions for key soil and crop management activities and inputs. The cooperative approach to the site will allow the team to work with 12 pea growers in the region during the 2023/24 season.

The demonstration will include showcasing the best use of digital agriculture/precision tools combined with LISTmap data (e.g. enterprise suitability, production risks, land capability etc) and existing research data on pea production to achieve production benefits.

The analyses will include gross margins and key productivity factors such as nitrogen use efficiency and on farm emissions.

Key findings will be shared with pea growers, their agronomists and Simplot field officers through the demonstration site.

Contributions to the demonstration site will be evenly shared between Soil Wealth ICP, Simplot and VegNET.