Vegetable Research & Innovation

Optimising Fertiliser for Profitable Carrot Production

In this project a Kayo carrot calculator was developed that forecasts crop yields and is a decision support tool for determining fertiliser requirements in order to grow better quality export grade Kayo table carrots. The key features of the Mountain Carrot Calculator include the possibility of a wide range of input variables; predicted yields are based on input variables; a yield graph is always on the desktop and automatically updated as input variables are changes; and a cost benefit analysis of fertiliser application is provided.