Precision Agriculture Research and Application in Australasia

In 1997, the Australian Centre for Precision Agriculture began conducting a one-day Symposium on Precision Agriculture Research and Application in Australasia. The Symposium is always a relaxed and enjoyable means of discussing the progress and direction of Precision Agriculture in Australasia.

It is aimed at providing an insight into, and inspiration from, the work being undertaken to develop and apply PA in a wide range of agricultural industries. Research and government institutions along with farmers, commercial suppliers, advisors and anyone with an interest in the future of agriculture are welcome to participate.

This makes it a truly industry-wide forum for PA in Australasia.

As the interest in PA continues to rise nationally (and within the Australasian region) we are keen to capture the enthusiasm being generated in many new and established organisations, associations and groups.

This event is now conducted as a collaboration between the Precision Agriculture Laboratory, that operates within the Sydney Institute of Agriculture, and SPAA Precision Agriculture Australia.

2017 Symposium on PA Research and Application in Australasia

The 20th Symposium on PA in Australasia was held at the Refectory within the University of Sydney Camperdown campus on the 14th and 15th August 2017.

This is one of the longest running PA gatherings in the world, and this year's event again featured a program of exciting and enlightening presentations on PA applied across a range of agricultural industries.

The PA community held a 20 year reflective celebration at the Symposium dinner on the 14th.

Topics covered included:

  • PA innovation in broadacre grain and rice cropping
  • PA innovation in vegetable and sugarcane cropping
  • Soil sensing
  • Remote sensing, UAVs and applications
  • Precision Livestock Management
  • Mobile Software Applications
  • Farm-wide communications
  • Autonomous machines, implements and applications
  • Data-driven decisions and data management
  • Economics of PA
  • The Future

Supported by a unique gathering of equipment, software and expertise in the Trade Display.

Visit the archive page for a copy of the 2017 Proceedings and those of the previous years.


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