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.

2018 Symposium on PA Research and Application in Australasia


The 21st Symposium on PA in Australasia was held at the iconic Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on the 10th and 11th September 2018.

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

The networking dinner on the evening of the 10th was a well catered and attendees made new, and strengthened current, PA links and collaborations.

Topics covered included:

  • PA innovation in broadacre grain and cotton cropping
  • PA innovation in vegetable and sugarcane cropping
  • Prevision viticulture
  • Soil sensing
  • Remote sensing, UAVs and applications
  • Precision Livestock Management
  • Mobile Software Applications
  • Farm-wide communications and satellite technologies
  • 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 copies of the Proceedings from previous years.