Yield Prophet is an on-line crop production model designed to present grain growers and consultants with real-time information about their crops.
Yield Prophet generates crop simulations and reports to assist in decision-making. By matching crop inputs with potential yield in a given season, Yield Prophet subscribers may avoid over- or under-investing in their crop. The simulations provide a framework for farmers and advisors to:
- Forecast yield
- Manage climate and soil water risk
- Make informed decisions about nitrogen and irrigation applications
- Match inputs with the yield potential of their crop
- Assess the effect of changed sowing dates or varieties
- Assess the possible effects of climate change
An overview of Yield Prophet is available here.
For how it works, go to http://www.yieldprophet.com.au/YP/HowItWorks.aspx
In 2017, we are using Yield Prophet to estimate the potential yield of wheat in one trial at the Graham Centre Field Site. The wheat variety Gregory was sown on Monday 22 May and received 12.6 kg N/ha at sowing. If seasonal conditions warrant, the crop will be top dressed with further N. Yield Prophet will assist us to decide on the timing and amount of N.
Yield Prophet estimates yield using actual weather data up until the present and then the historic weather data for the rest of the growing season to produce a yield probability for this year. The user gives Yield Prophet the soil test results of moisture content, nitrogen, pH and other data, the soil type, wheat variety, sowing date and rate, and depth to which the roots can grow.
We are using the Wagga Wagga AMO (Forest Hill) weather station as the nearest weather station because its records are updated daily.
Yield Prophet calculates water and nitrogen use and shows when water and nitrogen stresses occur. The user can enter the dates and rate of nitrogen application (and irrigation if appropriate) during the season.
Yield Prophet reports will be generated at intervals during the season and posted below, with the most recent beginning the list. You can access reports from previous years below.
Disclaimer: Yield Prophet information is used entirely at your own risk. You accept all risks and responsibility for losses, damages, costs and other consequences of using Yield Prophet information and reports. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Agricultural Production Systems Research Unit and Birchip Cropping Group excludes all responsibility and liability to any person arising directly or indirectly from using the information generated by Yield Prophet.
Information presented in Yield Prophet® summary reports is based on simulations and should only be used as a guide.
For more information about Yield Prophet® go to www.yieldprophet.com.au