- 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