Workshop puts the spotlight on geoscience and precision agriculture

8 JULY 2019

Workshop puts the spotlight on geoscience and precision agriculture

From satellite imagery and remote monitoring, to real-time data collection in the paddock, new technology is putting information at farmers’ fingertips, but the challenge is how to make the best use of it.

  • The potential for geoscience and precision agriculture will be discussed at a workshop in Wagga Wagga
  • Researchers, students, industry advisors and farmers will attend

From satellite imagery and remote monitoring, to real-time data collection in the paddock new technology is putting information at farmers’ fingertips, but the challenge is how to make the best use of it.

That’s the focus of a workshop on Tuesday 9 July being hosted by the Agrisciences Research and Business Park (AgriPark) at Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) and the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation in Wagga Wagga.

AgriPark Chief Strategy Officer Dr Matt Cahill said, “We are excited to host this workshop to allow local researchers, students and farmers to hear from experts in the field of geoscience and precision agriculture about the potential for this innovation to grow our primary industries.

“One of the highlights will be a presentation by Geoscience Australia about the Digital Earth Australia (DEA) platform that uses spatial data and images recorded by satellites orbiting our planet to detect physical changes across Australia in unprecedented detail.”

The program includes:

  • Alicia Thomson, Geoscience Australia
  • Andrea de Leon Ewers, Geoscience Australia
  • Andrew Watt, Hutcheon and Pearce
  • John Pattinson, Goanna Ag
  • Jon Medway (pictured), Graham Centre Senior Research Fellow (Precision Agriculture) and Terrabyte Services
More than 40 people will attend the workshop at the Convention Centre at Charles Sturt in Wagga Wagga from 12.45pm to 4.30pm.


Media contact:

Bruce Andrews, 0418 669 362


Media Note:

Media are invited to the workshop from 12.15pm on Tuesday 9 July to interview Dr Matt Cahill (AgriPark), Mr Jon Medway (Graham Centre), Ms Alicia Thomson (Geoscience Australia) and Dr Claire Krause (Geoscience Australia). To attend contact Graham Centre communications officer Ms Emily Malone on 0439 552 385 or email emalone@csu.edu.au

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