Precision Agriculture on Show

Published 01 September 2009

precision_ag_conferenceOver a hundred delegates from Australia and Overseas will converge on Armidale (NSW) at the 13th Symposium on Precision Agriculture in Australasia 10-11 September.

The symposium will showcase the latest technologies and practises in spatially-enabled agriculture including global positioning systems (GPS) tractor and implement guidance, new aerial and on-ground sensors for mapping soils and crops and GPS livestock tracking.

“This year the event will be bigger with two, interactive, half-day workshops and poster sessions to complement the traditional plenary session”, says Assoc Prof David Lamb, chair of the conference organising committee.

“The workshops will allow delegates to see, first-hand, some of these technologies in action at one of our local field sites, discuss applications issues and toss around new ideas with both researchers and leading growers”.

Topics covered at the conference include new tools for improving water, pasture  and fertiliser use efficiency, carbon in farmscapes and sustainable land use.

Two international speakers, Prof Jim Schepers (USDA) and Prof Ke Wang (China) will deliver keynote addresses covering some of the latest developments in Nitrogen management both in the USA and China.

Media Contact: Assoc. Prof David Lamb, Precision Agriculture Research Group, UNE, 0428 886088.