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 will be 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 will again feature a program of exciting and enlightening presentations on PA applied across a range of agricultural industries.

Come and help us celebrate this milestone and explore what is happening in the practical application of PA to really advance agriculture in the region.

There will also be a 20 year reflective celebration at the Symposium dinner on the 14th.

Topics covered will include:

  • 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.

The 2017 Program

Registration documents a further information on the Symposium are available here


A location map for the Symposium



Visit the archive page for a copy of the 2016 Proceedings and those of the previous years.