ACPA & PA Lab publications

Books

  • Whelan, B.M. & Taylor, J.A. (2013). Precision Agriculture for Grain Production Systems. CSIRO Publishing, Australia, 199p. ISBN 9780643107472.
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This book explains general PA theory, identifies and describes essential tools and techniques and includes practical examples from the grains industry. Readers will gain an understanding of the magnitude, spatial scale and seasonality of measurable variability in soil attributes, plant growth and environmnetal conditions. It is written in an easy-to-read style for use by students, advisors, farmers and industry personnel.

Available from: CSIRO Publishing

Published booklets

  • McBratney, A.B & Whelan, B.M. (1995). The Potential for Site-Specific Management of Cotton Farming Systems. (ISBN 0 86758 963 9) CRC for Sustainable Cotton Production, Discussion Paper No. 1., Narrabri, Australia. 46p.
  • Stewart, C., Boydell, B, & McBratney, A.B. (2005). Precision Decisions for Quality Cotton: A Guide to Site-Specific Cotton Crop Management. The University of Sydney and Cotton Research and Development Corporation. 107p

PA course references

  • Whelan, B.M. (1999 - 2005). Precision Agriculture - An Introduction to Concepts, Analysis & Interpretation. ACPA, Sydney, Australia. 8 Chapters, 154p.
  • Whelan, B.M. & Taylor, J.A. (2010). Precision Agriculture Education and Training Modules for the Australian Grains Industry. GRDC and ACPA, 8 modules, 452p. Available online at sydney.edu.au/agric/acpa.
  • Whelan, B.M. (2011). Precision Agriculture. Tertiary Education Material. GRDC and ACPA, 764 slides covering 12 primary topics, example practical material and a GIS-based case-study. Available from ACPA.

Book chapters

  • Whelan, B.M. (2001). 'On-the-go' soil sensors. In: S.R. Cattle & B.H. George (Eds), Describing, Analysing and Managing Our Soil. First Edition. Proceedings of the DAMOS '99 workshop held at the University of Sydney, November 22-26, 1999. Published jointly by The University of Sydney and the Australian Soil Science Society Inc. (NSW Branch). pp. 385-399.
  • Cook, S.E., Adams, M.L., Bramley, R.G.V & Whelan, B.M. (2006). 'State of precision agriculture in Australia. In: A.Srinivasan (Ed), Precision Farming - A Global Perspective. Haworth Food Products Press, New York. pp 529-566.
  • Pringle, M.J., Bishop, T.F.A., Lark, R.M., Whelan, B.M. & McBratney, A.B. (2010). The analysis of spatial experiments. Chapter 10 In: M.A. Oliver (ed.), Geostatistical Applications for Precision Agriculture, Springer Science+Business Media B.V. pp 243-265.
  • de Gruijter, J.J., McBratney, A.B. & Taylor, J.A. (2010). Sampling for high resolution soil mapping. Chapter 1 In: R.A. Viscarra Rossel et al. (eds.), Proximal Soil Sensing. Progress in Soil Science 1, Springer Science+Business Media B.V. pp 3-14.
  • McBratney, A.B. & Minasny, B. (2010). The sun has shone here antecedently. Chapter 5 In: R.A. Viscarra Rossel et al. (eds.), Proximal Soil Sensing. Progress in Soil Science 1, Springer Science+Business Media B.V. pp 67-76.
  • Lobsey, C., Viscarra Rossel, R.A. and McBratney, A.B. (2008). Proximal nutrient sensing using electrochemical sensors. Chapter 6 In: R.A. Viscarra Rossel et al. (eds.), Proximal Soil Sensing. Progress in Soil Science 1, Springer Science+Business Media B.V. pp 77-88.
  • Minasny, B. & McBratney, A.B. (2010). Conditioned latin hypercube sampling for calibrating soil sensor data to soil properties. Chapter 9 In: R.A. Viscarra Rossel et al. (eds.), Proximal Soil Sensing. Progress in Soil Science 1, Springer Science+Business Media B.V. pp 111-120.
  • Whelan, B.M., Sun, Y., Zeng, Q, Shulze Lammers, P. & Hassall, J. (2010). Paddock-scale draught resistance and soil moisture measurement in Australia using a tine-based force/capacitance sensing system. Chapter 30 In: R.A. Viscarra Rossel et al. (eds.), Proximal Soil Sensing. Progress in Soil Science 1, Springer Science+Business Media B.V. pp 353-362.
  • Taylor, J.A., Short, M., McBratney, A.B. & Wilson, J. (2010). Comparing the ability of multiple soil sensors to predict soil properties in a Scottish potato production system. Chapter 33 In: R.A. Viscarra Rossel et al. (eds.), Proximal Soil Sensing. Progress in Soil Science 1, Springer Science+Business Media B.V. pp 387-396.
  • Florin, M.J., McBratney, A.B. & Whelan, B.M. (2010). Inverse meta-modelling of yield monitor data for estimating soil available water holding capacities at a farm resolution of 10m. Chapter 35 In: R.A. Viscarra Rossel et al. (eds.), Proximal Soil Sensing. Progress in Soil Science 1, Springer Science+Business Media B.V. pp 413-422.

Refereed journal and conference papers

  • McBratney, A.B. & Pringle, M.J. (1997). Spatial variability in soil - implications for precision agriculture. In J.V. Stafford (ed) Precision Agriculture 1997, Bios, Oxford, England. pp 3-32.
  • McBratney, A.B, Whelan, B.M & Shatar, T. (1997). Variability and uncertainty in spatial, temporal and spatio-temporal crop yield and related data. In Precision Agriculture: Spatial and Temporal Variability of Environmental Quality, Wiley & Sons, Chichester, England. pp 141-160.
  • Viscarra Rossel, R.A. & McBratney, A.B. (1997). Preliminary experiments towards the evaluation of a suitable soil sensor for continuous 'on-the-go' field pH measurements. In J.V. Stafford (ed) Precision Agriculture 1997, Bios, Oxford, England. pp 493-502.
  • Whelan, B.M. & McBratney, A.B. (1997). Sorghum Grain Flow Convolution Within a Conventional Combine Harvester. In J.V. Stafford (ed) Precision Agriculture 1997, Bios, Oxford, England. pp 759-766.
  • Viscarra Rossel, R.A. & McBratney, A.B. (1998). Soil Chemical Analytical Accuracy: Implications from Precision Agriculture. Aust. J. Exper. Agric 38: 765-775.
  • Viscarra Rossel, R.A. & McBratney, A.B. (1998). Laboratory evaluation of a proximal sensing technique for simultaneous measurement of soil clay and water content. Geoderma 85: 19-39.
  • Bishop, T.F.A. & McBratney, A.B. (1999). Interpolation techniques for creating digital elevation models. In J.V. Stafford (ed) Precision Agriculture 1999, Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Odense, Denmark Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield, England. pp 635-646.
  • Boydell, B.C. & McBratney, A.B. (1999). Identification and stability of potential within-field yield zones obtained from 11 years of cotton yield estimates derived from mid-season Landsat MS imagery. In J.V. Stafford (ed) Precision Agriculture 1999, Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Odense, Denmark Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield, England. pp 331-342.
  • McBratney, A.B. & Pringle, M.J. (1999). Estimating average and proportional variograms of soil properties and their potential use in Precision Agriculture. Precision Agriculture 1: 125-152.
  • McBratney, A.B. & Whelan, B.M. (1999). The null hypothesis of precision agriculture. In J.V. Stafford (ed) Precision Agriculture 1999, Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Odense, Denmark Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield, England. pp 947-958.
  • McBratney, A.B., Whelan, B.M., Walvoort, D.J. & Minasny, B. (1999). A purposive sampling scheme for precision agriculture. In J.V. Stafford (ed) Precision Agriculture 1999, Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Odense, Denmark Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield, England pp 101-110.
  • Pringle, M.J., McBratney, A.B. & Cook, S.E. (1999). Some methods of assessing yield response to a varied input. In J.V. Stafford (ed) Precision Agriculture 1999, Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Odense, Denmark Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield, England. pp 309-318.
  • Shatar, T.M. & McBratney, A.B. (1999). Empirical modelling of local yield response and identification of areas with uniform yield response. In J.V. Stafford (ed) Precision Agriculture 1999, Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Odense, Denmark Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield, England. pp 581-593.
  • Shatar, T.M. & McBratney, A.B. (1999). Empirical modelling of relationships between sorghum yield and soil properties. Precision Agriculture 1: 249-276.
  • Viscarra Rossel, R.A. & McBratney, A.B. (1999). Calibration of a lime requirement buffer for site-specific lime applications in Australia.. In J.V. Stafford (ed) Precision Agriculture 1999, Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Odense, Denmark Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield, England. pp 429-440.
  • Viscarra Rossel, R.A. & McBratney, A.B. (2000). A two-factor empirical deterministic response surface calibration model for site-specific predictions of lime requirement. Precision Agriculture 2: 163-178.
  • Whelan, B.M. & McBratney, A.B. (2000). The null hypothesis of precision agriculture management. Precision Agriculture 2 : 265-279.
    Whelan, B.M. & McBratney, A.B. (2000). An approach to deconvoluting grain-flow within a conventional combine harvester using a parametric transfer function. Precision Agriculture 2: 389-398.
  • Bishop, T.A. & McBratney, A.B. (2001). A comparison of prediction methods for the creation of field-extent soil property maps. Geoderma 103: 149-160.
  • Bishop, T.A., McBratney, A.B. & Whelan, B.M. (2001). Measuring the quality of digital soil maps using information criteria. Geoderma 103 : 95-111.
  • Cupitt, J. & Whelan, B.M. (2001). Determining potential within-field crop management zones. In G. Grenier & S. Blackmore (eds) ECPA 2001, Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Montpellier, France, agro-Montpellier, pp 7-12.
  • McBratney A.B. (2001). Environmental economics and precision agriculture: a simple nitrogen fertilisation example. In G. Grenier & S. Blackmore (eds) ECPA 2001, Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Montpellier, France, agro-Montpellier pp. 539-543.
  • Rew, L.J., Whelan, B.M. & McBratney, A.B. (2001). Does kriging predict weed distributions accurately enough for site-specific weed control? Weed Research 41: 245-264.
  • Shatar, T.M. & McBratney A.B. (2001). Subdividing a field into contiguous management zones using a K-zones algorithm. In G. Grenier & S. Blackmore (eds) ECPA 2001, Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Montpellier, France, agro-Montpellier pp. 115-120.
  • Stewart, C.M. & McBratney A.B. (2001). Using bare soil imagery to determine management zones for the variable rate application of inputs for cotton. In G. Grenier & S. Blackmore (eds) ECPA 2001, Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Montpellier, France, agro-Montpellier pp. 319-324.
  • Taylor, J.A., McBratney A.B. & Faine, J.N. (2001). Predicyion of digital terroirs for environmental management in the lower Hunter Valley. In G. Grenier & S. Blackmore (eds) ECPA 2001, Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Montpellier, France, agro-Montpellier pp. 331-336.
  • Viscarra Rossel, R.A. & McBratney, A.B. (2001). A response-surface calibration model for rapid and versatile site-specific lime-requirement predictions in south-eastern Australia. Aust. J. Soil Res. 39: 185-201.
  • Viscarra Rossel, R.A., Goovaerts, P. & McBratney, A.B., (2001). Assessment of the production and economic risks of site-specific liming using geostatistical uncertainty modelling. Environmetrics, 12: 699-711.
  • Viscarra Rossel, R.A., Walvoort, D.J.J., McBratney, A.B., Janik, L.J. & Skjemstad, J.O. (2001). Proximal sensing of soil pH and lime requirement by mid infrared diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. In G. Grenier and S. Blackmore (eds), ECPA 2001, Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Montpellier, France, agro-Montpellier, pp. 497-502.
  • Walvoort, D.J.J.& McBratney, A.B. (2001). Diffuse reflectance spectrometry as a proximal sensing tool for precision agriculture. In G. Grenier and S. Blackmore (eds), ECPA 2001, Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Montpellier, France, agro-Montpellier, pp. 503-508.
  • Whelan, B.M., McBratney, A.B. & Minasny, B. (2001). Vesper - spatial prediction software for precision agriculture. In G. Grenier & S. Blackmore (eds) ECPA 2001, Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Montpellier, France, agro-Montpellier, pp 139-144.
  • Bishop, T.F.A., & McBratney, A.B. (2002). Creating field-extent digital elevation models for precision agriculture. Precision Agriculture 3: 37-46.
  • Boydell, B.C., & McBratney, A.B. (2002). Identifying potential within-field management zones from cotton yield estimates. Precision Agriculture 3: 9-23.
  • Cousens, R.D., Brown, R.W., McBratney, A.B., Whelan, B.M. & Moerkerk, M. (2002). Sampling strategy is important for producing weed maps: a case study using kriging. Weed Science 50: 542-546.
  • Stewart, C.M., McBratney, A.B. & Skerritt, J.H. (2002). Site-specific durum wheat quality and its relationship to soil properties in a single field in northern NSW. Precision Agriculture 3: 155-168.
  • Viscarra Rossel, R.A., Perez Hoyos, A. & Walter, C. (2002). Estimations precises des besoins en chaux dans le Massif Armoricain. Etude et Gestion des Sols, 9(3): 197-212.
  • Whelan, B.M. & McBratney, A.B. (2002). A parametric transfer function for grain flow within a conventional combine harvester. Precision Agriculture 3: 123-134.
  • Pringle, M.J., McBratney, A.B., Whelan, B.M. & Taylor, J.A. (2003). A preliminary approach to assessing the opportunity for site-specific crop management in a field, using a yield monitor. Agricultural Systems 76: 273-292.
  • Viscarra Rossel, R.A. & McBratney, A.B. (2003). Modelling the kinetics of
    buffer reactions for rapid field predictions of lime requirement. Geoderma 114: 49-63.
  • Whelan, B.M. & McBratney, A.B. (2003). Definition and interpretation of potential management zones in Australia. Proceedings of the 11th Australian Agronomy Conference. Geelong .
  • Whelan, B.M., McBratney, A.B. & Stein, A. (2003). On-farm field experiments for Precision Agriculture. Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Berlin, Germany, Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp 731-738.
  • Pringle, M.J., Cook, S.E. & McBratney, A.B. (2004). Field-scale experiments for site-specific crop management. Part I: Design considerations. Precision Agriculture 5, 617-624.
  • Pringle, M.J., Cook, S.E. & McBratney, A.B. (2004). Field-scale experiments for site-specific crop management. Part II: A geostatistical analysis. Precision Agriculture 5, 625-645.
  • Shatar, T.M. and & McBratney, A.B (2004). Boundary-line analysis of field scale yield response to soil properties. The Journal of Agricultural Science, 142, 553-560
  • Viscarra Rossel, R.A. & Walter, C. (2004). Rapid, quantitative and spatial field measurements of soil pH using an Ion Sensitive Field Effect Transistor. Geoderma, 119, 9-20.
  • Ancev, T., Whelan, B.M. & McBratney, A.B. (2005). Evaluating the benefits from precision agriculture: the economics of meeting traceability requirements and environmental targets. In: J.V.Stafford (ed) Precision Agriculture '05, Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Uppsala, Sweden, Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp 985-992.
  • Florin, M.J., McBratney,A.B., & Whelan, B.M. (2005). Extending sit-specific crop management from individual fields to an entire farm. In: J.V.Stafford (ed) Precision Agriculture '05, Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Uppsala, Sweden, Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp 857-863.
  • McBratney, A.B, Whelan, B.M., Ancev, T. & Bouma, J . (2005). Future directions of Precision Agriculture. Precision Agriculture 6: 7-23.
  • McBratney,A.B., Minasny, B. & Whelan, B.M. (2005). Obtaining 'useful' high-resolution soil data from proximally-sensed electrical conductivity/resistivity (PSEC/R) surveys. In: J.V.Stafford (ed) Precision Agriculture '05, Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Uppsala, Sweden, Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp 503-510.
  • Taylor, J., Whelan, B.M., Thylen, L., Gilbertsson, M. & Hassall, J. (2005). Monitoring wheat protein on-harvester - Australian experiences. In: J.V.Stafford (ed) Precision Agriculture '05, Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Uppsala, Sweden, Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp 369-375.
  • Taylor, J., Tisseyre, B., Bramley, R., Reid, A. (2005). A comparison of the spatial variability of vineyard yield in European and Australian production systems. In: J.V.Stafford (ed) Precision Agriculture '05, Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Uppsala, Sweden, Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp 907-914.
  • Taylor, J., Tisseyre, B & Praat, J-P. (2005) Bottling good information: mixing tradition and technology in vineyards. Fruitoc '05 Symposium, Montpellier, France.
  • Tisseyre, B & Taylor, J. (2005) Viticulture de precision: variabilite spatiale et stabilite temporelle des parameters quantitatifs a un niveau intra-parcellare. Progres Agricole et Viticole, 122, No22 - Special SITEVI.
  • Viscarra Rossel, R.A., Gilbertsson, M., Thylen, L., Hansen, O., McVey, S. & McBratney, A.B. (2005). Field measurments of soil pH and lime requirement using an on-the-go soil pH and lime requirement measurement system. In: J.V.Stafford (ed) Precision Agriculture '05, Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Uppsala, Sweden, Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp 511-520.
  • Whelan, B.M. & Taylor, J.A. (2005). Local response to nitrogen inputs: advancing SSCM within Australia. In: J.V.Stafford (ed) Precision Agriculture '05, Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Uppsala, Sweden, Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp 865-872.
  • Ancev, T., Whelan, B.M. & McBratney, A.B. (2005). Evaluating the benefits from precision agriculture: the economics of meeting traceability requirements and environmental targets. In: J.V.Stafford (ed) Precision Agriculture '05, Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Uppsala, Sweden, Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp 985-992.
  • Clifford, D, McBratney, A.B., Taylor, J.A. & Whelan, B.M. (2006). Generalised analysis of spatial variation in yield monitor data. J.Agric. Science 144: 45-51.
  • de Oliveira, R.P., Whelan, B.M., McBratney, A.B. & Taylor, J.A. (2007). Yield variability as an index supporting management decisions: YIELDex. In: J.V.Stafford (ed) Precision Agriculture '07, Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Skiathos, Greece, Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands. pp 281-288.
  • Taylor, J.A., Praat, J.P and Bollen, A.F. (2007). Spatial variability of kiwifruit quality in orchrds and its implications for sampling and mapping. Hortscience 42: 246-250.
  • Taylor, J.A., McBratney, A.B. and Whelan, B.M. (2007). Establishing management classes for broadacre grain production. Agronomy Journal 99: 1366-1376.
  • Tisseyre, B., Ojeda, H. and Taylor, J. (2007) New technologies and methodologies for site-specific viticulture. J. Int. Sci. Vigne Vin, 41(2), p63-76
  • de Gruijter, J.J, McBratney, A.B. and Taylor, J.A. (2008). Sampling for high resolution soil mapping. In: Proceedings of the 1st Global Workshop on High Resolution Digital Soil Sensing and Mapping. ACPA, Sydney, Australia, 14p.
  • Florin, M, McBratney, A.B. and Whelan, B.M. (2008). Inverse meta-modelling of yield monitor data for estimation of soil available water capacities at a spatial resolution of 10 metres across farms. In: Proceedings of the 1st Global Workshop on High Resolution Digital Soil Sensing and Mapping. ACPA, Sydney, Australia, 10p.
  • Lobsey, C., Viscarra Rossel, R.A. and McBratney, A.B. (2008). Proximal nutrient sensing using electrochemical sensors. In: Proceedings of the 1st Global Workshop on High Resolution Digital Soil Sensing and Mapping. ACPA, Sydney, Australia, 9p.
  • McBratney, A.B. and Minasny, B. (2008). The sun has shone here previously. In: Proceedings of the 1st Global Workshop on High Resolution Digital Soil Sensing and Mapping. ACPA, Sydney, Australia, 9p.
  • Minasny, B. and McBratney, A.B. (2008). Conditioned latin hypercube sampling for calibrating soil sensor data to soil proprties. In: Proceedings of the 1st Global Workshop on High Resolution Digital Soil Sensing and Mapping. ACPA, Sydney, Australia, 8p.
  • Taylor, J.A, Short, M, McBratney, A.B. and Wilson, J. (2008). Comparison of the ability of multiple soil sensors to predict soil properties in a Scottish potato production system. In: Proceedings of the 1st Global Workshop on High Resolution Digital Soil Sensing and Mapping. ACPA, Sydney, Australia, 8p.
  • Whelan, B.M., Sun, Y., Zeng, Q, Shulze Lammers, P. & Hassall, J. (2008). Paddock-scale draught resistance and soil moisture measurement in Australia using a tine-based force/capacitance sensing system. In: Proceedings of the 1st Global Workshop on High Resolution Digital Soil Sensing and Mapping. ACPA, Sydney, Australia, 9p.
  • de Oliveira, R. & Whelan, B.M.(2008). An index for evaluating crop production variability from remote and proximal sensor data. In: Global Issues, Paddock Action: Proceedings of the 14th Australian Agronomy Conference 21-25 September 2008, Adelaide, South Australia. Australian Society of Agronomy.(CD publication)
  • Florin, M.J., McBratney, A.B. & Whelan, B.M. (2009). Quantification and comparison of wheat yield across space and time. European Journal of Agronomy 30: 212-219.
  • Taylor, J.A., Hedges, S. and Whelan, B.M. (2009) How long should your corn cob pipe be? Modeling yield*quality interactions in Sweet corn. In: EFITA Conference ’09. Proceedings of the 7th EFITA Conference, A. Bregt, S. Wolfert, J.E. Wien and C. Lokhorst (eds). Wageningen, The Netherlands, July 6-8, 2009. p411-417
  • Whelan, B.M., Taylor, J.A. & Hassall, J.A. (2009). Site-specific variation in wheat grain protein concentration and wheat grain yield measured on an Australian fram using harvester-mounted on-the-go sensors. Crop and Pasture Science 60: 808-817.
  • Ma, R., Short, M., Lobsey, C., McBratney, A.B., Whelan, B.M., Minasny, B. & Sun, G. (2010). Integrated multi-sensor hardware system for soil information measurement. Trans. CSAE 26: 156-161.
  • Florin, M.J., McBratney, A.B., Whelan, B.M. & Minasny, B. (2011). Inverse meta-modelling to estimate soil available water capacity at high spatial resolution across a farm. Precision Agric 12: 421-438
  • Ma, R., McBratney, A.B., Whelan, B.M., Minasny, B. & Short, M. (2011). Comparing temperature correction models for soil electrical conductivity measurement. Precision Agric. 12: 55-66.
  • Taylor, J.A. & Whelan, B.M. (2011). Selection of ancillary data to derive production management units in sweet corn (Zea Mays var. rugosa) using MANOVA and an information criterion. . Precision Agric. 12: 519-533.
  • McBratney, A.B., Minasny, B. & Whelan, B.M. (2011). Defining proximal soil sensing In: Proceedings of the 2nd Global Workshop on proximal soil sensing, Montreal, Canada, 6p.
  • Sun. W., Whelan, B.M., Minasny, B. & McBratney, A.B. (in press). Evaluation of a local regression kriging approach for mapping apparent electrical conductivity of soil (ECa) at high resolution. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science.

Full conference papers (not refereed)

  • McBratney, A.B & Whelan, B.M. (1995). Continuous models of soil variation for continuous soil husbandry. In P.C. Robert, R.H. Rust & W.E. Larson (eds) Site-Specific Management for Agricultural Systems, ASA/CSSA/SSSA, Madison, Wisconsin. pp 325-338.
  • Whelan, B.M., McBratney, A.B. & Viscarra Rossel, R.A. (1996). Spatial prediction for precision agriculture. In P.C. Robert, R.H. Rust & W.E. Larson (eds) Precision Agriculture, ASA/CSSA/SSSA, Madison, Wisconsin. pp 325-338.
  • Pringle, M.J., Whelan, B.M., Adams, M.L., Cook, S.E. & Riethmuller, G. (1999). Yield deconvolution - A wetted grain pulse to estimate the grain transfer function. In P.C. Robert, R.H. Rust & W.E. Larson (eds) Precision Agriculture, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, ASA/CSSA/SSSA, Madison, Wisconsin. (1177-1184).
  • Whelan, B.M. & McBratney, A.B. (1999). Prediction uncertainty and implications for digital map resolution. In P.C. Robert, R.H. Rust & W.E. Larson (eds) Precision Agriculture, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, ASA/CSSA/SSSA, Madison, Wisconsin. (1185-1196).
  • Boydell, B. C., Stewart, C.M. & McBratney A.B. (2000). New challenges from Precision Agriculture. In Proceedings of the 10th Australian Cotton Conference.CRDC, Narrabri.
  • McBratney, A.B., Whelan, B.M., Taylor, J.A. & Pringle, M. (2000). A management opportunity index for Precision Agriculture. In P.C. Robert, R.H. Rust & W.E. Larson (eds) Precision Agriculture, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, ASA/CSSA/SSSA, Madison, Wisconsin (CD publication).
  • Stewart, C.M. & McBratney A.B. (2000). Development of a methodology for the variable-rate application of fertiliser in irrigated cotton fields. In P.C. Robert, R.H. Rust & W.E. Larson (eds) Precision Agriculture, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, ASA/CSSA/SSSA, Madison, Wisconsin (CD publication).
  • Whelan, B.M. (2001). Moving to PA management in the grains industry. Proceedings of the 1st Australian Conference on Geospatial Information in Agriculture, NSW Agriculture pp 406-416.
  • McBratney, A.B. (2001). The 'precision' approach to the agricultural production-environment relationship. CEASAR, Rome.
  • McBratney, A.B. & Whelan, B.M. (2001). Precision Ag - Oz style. Proceedings of the 1st Australian Conference on Geospatial Information in Agriculture, NSW Agriculture pp 274-282.
  • Whelan, B.M., Cupitt, J. & McBratney, A.B. (2002). Practical definition and interpretation of potential management zones in Australian dryland cropping. In P.C. Robert, R.H. Rust & W.E. Larson (eds) Precision Agriculture, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, ASA/CSSA/SSSA, Madison, Wisconsin, 15p.
  • Whelan, B.M., McBratney, A.B. & Minasny, B. (2002). Vesper 1.5 - spatial prediction software for precision agriculture. In P.C. Robert, R.H. Rust & W.E. Larson (eds) Precision Agriculture, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, ASA/CSSA/SSSA, Madison, Wisconsin, 14p.
  • McBratney, A.B. Stein, A. & Whelan, B.M. (2002). Some practical statistical issues in implementing Precision Agriculture. Proceedings of the International Biometric Conference 2002, Freiburg, Germany, 17p.
  • Stewart, C.M., Boydell, B. C. & McBratney A.B. (2002). Precision Agriculture: Where are we now and Where to Next??? In Proceedings of the 11th Australian Cotton Conference, CRDC, Narrabri.
  • Viscarra Rossel, R.A. & Walter, C. (2002). Towards quantitative assessment of field soil organic carbon using proximally sensed digital imagery. 17th World Congress of Soil Science, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Whelan, B.M., Boydell. B.C. & McBratney, A.B. (2002). PA: Agriculture through the looking glass. Proceedings of the 11th Australian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Association Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, pp 25-34.
    Ancev, T., Whelan, B.M., & McBratney, A.B. (2004). On the economics of precision agriculture: technical, informational and environmental aspects. Proceedings of the 2004 Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11-13 February 2004.
  • Taylor J. and Bramley R.(2004). Managing Vineyard Variability - Discussion Section. In: Managing vineyard variation (PrecisionViticulture) Workshop 30B.2nd Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference, Melbourne, Australia (July).
  • Clifford, D, McBratney, A.B., Taylor, J.A. & Whelan, B.M. (2005). Generalised analysis of spatial variance of field crops. In: Precision Agriculture, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, ASA/CSSA/SSSA, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • McBratney, A.B. Bouma, J., Whelan, B.M. & Ancev, T. (2005). Future directions of Precision Agriculture in most of the world. In: Precision Agriculture, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, ASA/CSSA/SSSA, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Viscarra Rossel, R.A., Thylén, L., McBratney, A.B. & Gilbertsson, M. (2005). Development of an on-the-go soil sensing system for determinations of soil pH and lime requirement. In: Precision Agriculture, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, ASA/CSSA/SSSA, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Taylor, J.A., Mason, M., Whelan, B.M. & McBratney, A.B. (in press). Determining optimum management zone-based seeding rates using on-farm experimentation and variable-rate seeding technologies. In Precision Agriculture, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, ASA/CSSA/SSSA, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Whelan, B.M. (2007). Current status and future directions of PA in Australia. Proceedings of the 2nd Asian Conference on Precision Agriculture, Pyeongtaek, Korea, CIR Communication pp 60-71.
  • Taylor, J.A. (2007) Quality Precision Viticulture. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Precision Agriculture (SIAP07), Vicosa, Brasil.’ 7p (Universidade Federal de Vicosa: Vicosa, Brasil).
  • Taylor J.A. & Whelan B.M. (2007) On-the-go grain quality monitoring: a review. In ‘Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium of Precision Agriculture SIAP07, Vicosa, Brasil.’ 15p (Universidade Federal de Vicosa: Vicosa, Brasil).
  • Taylor, J.A, and Bollen, A.F. (2007) How to defy gravity: Getting post-harvest information to flow upstream. Australasian PostHarvest Conference, September 9-13, Terrigal, NSW
  • Taylor, J.A. (2007) Precision Agriculture: Part 2. Australian Vegetable Industry Conference. May 29-June 1, Sydney Convention Centre, Sydney, NSW.
    (http://www.vegieconf.com.au/documents/2007/RD/James%20Taylor.pdf)
  • Taylor, J.A. Hedges, S & Whelan, B.M. (2008). Exploring spatial variation in sweetcorn. Proceedings of the 12th Symposium on Precision Agriculture in Australasia, Sydney, Australia pp 3-5.
  • de Oliveira, R. & Whelan, B.M. (2008). Is it your first time? Opportunity for PA in dryland grain farming using different data layers. Proceedings of the 12th Symposium on Precision Agriculture in Australasia, Sydney, Australia pp 39-43.
  • Austin, J., Whelan, B.M. & Hassall, J.A (2009). Optimising nitrogen use incereal crops using site-specific management classes and crop reflectance sensors. Proceedings of the 13th Symposium on Precision Agriculture in Australasia, Armidale, Australia pp 12-17.
  • Roudier, P. & Whelan, B.M. (2010). Identifying the main scales at which crop yield and soil attributes are related within a field. Proceedings of the 14th Symposium on Precision Agriculture in Australasia, Albury, Australia pp 37-42.

Discussion/review papers

  • McBratney, A.B, Viscarra Rossel, R.A. & Whelan, B.M. (1996). Some thoughts on Precision Agriculture in Australia. Australian Collaborative Land Evaluation Program (ACLEP) Newsletter 5 (3), Australia. pp 2-5.
  • Bishop, T.F.A., Boydell, B.C. (1997). Precision agriculture-the role of GIS. In Proceedings of Bureau of Resource Sciences Conference 'GIS at the Farm and Local Scale', Aug 28-29, Canberra, ACT. 10p.
  • Bishop, T.F.A., Boydell, B.C., Shatar, T.M., Whelan, B.M. & McBratney, A.B. (1997). Data handling and spatial prediction techniques and their application to precision agriculture. In R.G.V. Bramley, S.E. Cook, & McMahon, G.G. (eds) Precision Agriculture: what can it offer the Australian Sugar Industry? CSIRO, Townsville, Australia. pp 69-76.
  • Whelan, B.M., McBratney, A.B. & Boydell, B.C. (1997). The Impact of Precision Agriculture. Proceedings of the ABARE Outlook Conference " The Future of Cropping in NW NSW" Moree, July 1997. 5p.
  • Whelan, B.M. (1999). Precision Agriculture - a management philosophy. Proceedings of the Big Grain Day "Gain from Grain" Emerald, August 1999. pp13-14.
  • McBratney, A.B. & Taylor, J.A. (2000). PV or not PV? Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Cool Climate Viticulture and Oenology - a workshop on Precision Management. Melbourne, 10p.
  • Whelan, B.M. (2000). The Precision Agriculture System and Techniques. Proceedings of a Workshop on the Application of Remote Sensing and Related Technologies for Precision Farming. Kuala Lumpur, 8p.
  • Whelan, B.M. (2001). An Overview of Precision Agriculture and its Application to Plantation Crops. Proceedings of the 2001 PIPOC International Palm Oil Congress. Kuala Lumpur, pp 85-86.
  • Whelan, B.M. (2001). An overview of Precision Agriculture and its application to olive production. Proceedings of the 2001 Aust. Olive Association National Conference. Hunter Valley, 3p.
  • Whelan, B.M. (2002). Precision Agriculture. Proceedings of the 2002 GRDC Update Program. Bendigo, Lockhart, Wagga Wagga, 4p.
  • Whelan, B.M. (2004). Precision Agriculture: So that's what it is?. Proceedings of the 3rd Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium, February 2004, Barossa Valley, South Australia, 1p.
  • Whelan, B.M. (2004). Precision Agriculture: So that's what they are up to!. Farm500 Joint SA & Victorian Workshop, March 2004, Horsham, Victoria, 1p.
  • Whelan, B.M. (2004). Profiting from Precision Agriculture. Proceedings of the 2004 SPAA Annual Growers Conference, July 2004, Adelaide, 4p.
  • Whelan, B.M. (2004). Changing fertiliser rates within a paddock: decisions and actions. Proceedings of the 2004 Australian Fertiliser Industry Conference, August 2004, Sth Stradbroke Is., Queensland, 4p.
  • Whelan, B.M. (2006). Protein, Yield and Moisture Monitors - Combined Benefits. Proceedings of the 2006 GRDC Advisor Update Program. Wagga Wagga, Dubbo, Lockhart, 3p.
  • Whelan, B.M. (2008). Getting value from information about variability. Proceedings of the SPAA 2008 Annual Conference and Expo. Kadina, SA, 7p.
  • Whelan, B.M. & Austin, J. (2009). Using historic yield and soil maps with crop reflectance sensors to improve N recommendations. Proceedings of the SPAA 2009 Annual PA Conference, Adelaide, Australia pp 41-46.
  • Whelan, B.M. & Taylor, J.A. (2009). On-line grain protein content. Proceedings of the SPAA 2009 Annual PA Conference, Adelaide, Australia pp 51-60.
  • Whelan, B.M. (2010). PA tools for nutrient management. Proceedings of the 2010 FIFA Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, 6p.
  • Whelan, B.M. (2011). Proximal crop reflectance sensors for N management. WANTFA New Frontiers, March 2011 pp 16-18.
  • Whelan, B.M. (2011). A review of the history of Precision Agriculture in Australia and some future opportunities. Proceedings of the SPAA 2011 Annual PA Conference, Adelaide, Australia pp 5-10.

Supervised and reviewed theses

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Whelan, B.M. (1998). Reconciling continuous soil variation and crop yield
    - a study of some implications for within-field variability for site-specific crop management. PhD Thesis, University of Sydney.
  • Viscarra Rossel, R.A. (2001). Development of a proximal soil sensing system for the continuous management of acid soil. PhD Thesis. The University of Sydney.
  • Pringle,M.J. (2002). Field-scale experiments and site-specific crop management. PhD Thesis. The University of Sydney.
  • Bishop, T.F.A. (2002). Geodata processing methods for site-specific crop management. PhD Thesis. The University of Sydney.
  • Shatar, T.M. (2002). Exploratory data analysis for site-specific crop management. PhD Thesis. The University of Sydney.
  • Boydell, B.C. (2002). Investigations of the nature, causes and management of within-field cotton yield variation. PhD Thesis. The University of Sydney.
  • Stewart, C. M. (2004). An investigation of the potential for site-specific nitrogen management of irrigated cotton in Australia, PhD Thesis, The University of Sydney.
  • Taylor, J. (2004). Digital terroirs and precision viticulture: investigations into the application of information technologies in Australian vineyards. PhD Thesis. The University of Sydney.
  • Florin, M. (2008). Towards precision agriculture for whole farms using a combination of simulation modelling and spatially dense soil and crop information. PhD Thesis. The University of Sydney.
  • de Oliveira, R.P. (2010). Contributions towards decision support for site-specific crop management. PhD Thesis. The University of Sydney.
  • Wei, S. (2011). Study and application of two new methods for predicting raster soil information using auxiliary factors. PhD Thesis. Chinese Agriculture University

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

  • Viscarra Rossel, R.A. (1995). Aspects of the Concept of Site-Specific Soil Management, BScAgr Thesis, University of Sydney.
  • Shatar, T. (1996). Site-Specific Crop Management - Relationships Between Edaphic Factors and Sorghum Yield Within a Paddock, BScAgr Thesis, University of Sydney.
  • Stewart, C. (1997). Soil Factors Affecting Site-Specific Wheat Quality, BScAgr Thesis, University of Sydney.
  • Taylor, J. (1997). Factors Influencing the Temporal Variability of Wheat Yields, BScAgr Thesis, University of Sydney.
  • Moore, D. (1998). Bare Soil Colour as an Indicator of Soil Classes within a Cotton Field, BScAgr Thesis, University of Sydney.
  • Staggs, P. (1998). The Effects of Spatial and Temporal Variability on the Size of Management Units for Precision Wheat Management, BScAgr Thesis, University of Sydney.
  • Clutterham, M. (1999). Prediction of Soil Properties from UV, Visible and NIR Diffuse Reflectance Spectra. BScAgr Thesis, University of Sydney.
  • McRae, M. (1999). Quantitative Evaluation of the Response of a Mobile Resistivity Instrument in a Field Comprising Two Management Zone. BScAgr Thesis, University of Sydney.
  • Short, M. (2000). Calibration experiments with the Veris 3100 Soil Electrical Conductivity Cart. BScAgr Thesis, University of Sydney.
  • Ciavarella, R. (2001). The effect of soil and land attributes on grape quality on the Wyndham Estate, Pokolbin vineyard. BScAgr Thesis, University of Sydney.
  • Adams, P.W. (2002). Investigating moisture and temperature effects on soil ECa for preliminary calibration of the Veris 3100. BScAgr Thesis, University of Sydney.
  • Kemp, O.R. (2002). Evaluation of methods for mapping soil properties within vineyards. BScAgr Thesis, University of Sydney.
  • Florin, M.J. (2003). Extending site-specific crop management classes from individual fields to an entire farm. BLWSc Thesis, University of Sydney.
  • Tranter, G. (2004). Delineating and characterising broad agronomic zones for strategic management of the Nowley property. BLWSc Thesis, University of Sydney.
  • Taylor, H.J. (2005). The use of ground-based gamma radiometry for the prediction of soil properties and comparison with other proximal soil sensors. BScAgr Thesis, University of Sydney.
  • Staniforth, N. (2006). Modelling deep drainage and nitrogen losses from management zones within agricultural fields. BScAgr Thesis, University of Sydney.
  • Mason, M. (2006). Testing the management zone concept for variable-rate seeding. BScAgr Thesis, University of Sydney.
  • Rogers, D. (2006). Incorporating economic criteria into the optimal delineation of management zones. BResEc Thesis, University of Sydney.
  • Rendell, M. (2007). Modelling variability in deep drainage and nitrogen movement within and between paddock-scale management classes. BScAgr Thesis, University of Sydney.
  • Austin, J. (2008). Optimising nitrogen use in cereal crops using site-specific management classes and crop reflectance sensors. BScAgr Thesis, University of Sydney.
  • Muller, K. (2009). The use of spatially distributed and empirically corrected APSIM models in the assessment of within-field risk. BScAgr Thesis, University of Sydney.