WITH technology developing so quickly and applications being integrated into the agriculture sector, it can be hard to keep up, or predict, what direction it will take.
Addressing this issue will be one of the keynote speakers at the Precision Agriculture Workshop at Ingham on September 7.
Dr Rob Bramley is a senior principal research scientist in CSIRO’s Integrated Agricultural Systems program.
Dr Bramley will be speaking on the topic of “Where is precision agriculture going?”
He leads the Precision Agriculture and Viticulture Team and is the site leader for CSIRO at Waite Campus, Adelaide.
He has been involved in precision agriculture research since 1996, and has been instrumental in the development of precision viticulture techniques and zonal vineyard management.
He has worked as a soil chemist, on land-use sustainability issues, and since 1996, has had a primary research focus on precision agriculture (PA) and the management of variability in agricultural production systems for economic and environmental benefits.
He has led significant multi-agency PA projects in the Australian wine and sugar sectors and has been a pioneer in the development of precision viticulture for winegrape production systems.
Dr Bramley is scheduled to speak at 9.30am.