Smoozing at steeDA

Precision Ag CoP member Matt Notley and Project Officer Natacha Hes visited the University of Sydney earlier this month for the steeDA Conference organised by the Institute of Agriculture.
The steeDA Conference focused on science, technology, engineering and economics for Digital Agriculture. The conference ran over three full days and featured …
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An insight into postdoctoral research in Precision Ag @ USyd

Ahead of the upcoming steeDA Conference being held from the 3-5 of December, the Precision Ag CoP recently caught up with CoP member Brett Whelan and some of the postdoctoral fellows at the University of Sydney Institute of Agriculture.
CoP Leader Adrian Roles and Project Officer Natacha Hes interviewed three postdoctoral …
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Precision Ag CoP Annual General Meeting @ Tocal College

The Precision Ag Community of Practice had its first ever annual get together last week at Tocal College. The Monday began with a lunch and a welcome by Tocal College Principal Darren Bayley and Manager of Education Delivery Julie White. CoP members then received some social media training from the Creative …
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Towards best practice soil amelioration – a joint project between Farmlink Research and Precision Agriculture Pty Ltd

With the growing availability of commercial precision agriculture (PA) data collection services and variable rate (VR) application technologies, an increasing number of producers within the FarmLink region are adopting site-specific soil amelioration practices for lime and gypsum inputs.
This project examines the ability of a number of data collection methods including …
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PACoP and SPAA collaboration

The Precision Ag Community of Practice is pleased to announce its newest partnership with the Society of Precision Agriculture Australia (SPAA).
We are proud to support SPAA’s vision to be the leading advocate for Precision Agriculture in Australia. This collaboration will see us both build capacity and offer support to producers, …
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Too uniform for a variable rate?

Over years of management, growers may observe consistent patterns of crop performance in different areas of a paddock. This can be due to underlying constraints that, if managed with tailored input application rates, could return production or cost benefits. This is known as Variable Rate Application (VRA).
VRA of fertiliser involves …
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Ag Robots

The demand for food is increasing, but due to the shortage of skilled and semi-skilled workforce in many farming areas there are fewer farmers to grow the food. The use of automation may be one way to address this labour shortage.
An increasing form of automation in agriculture is the use …
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Data Potential in the Digital Agriculture Revolution

There have been two agricultural revolutions – the first was the mechanical and the second was the green revolution. We are now at the start of a third, in the form of the digital agriculture revolution.
The potential for new digital agriculture technologies to have impacts and implications is still unclear, …
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GPS Cows launches internationally

Dr Amy Cosby, Research Fellow in Agri-tech Education and Innovation at CQUniversity Australia (CQU) has just returned from a trip to the US where she was promoting an Australian agricultural education initiative – GPS cows.
The GPS Cows program (GPS Cows) is a collaborative project funded by the NSW Department of …
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