Agri-Centre program – Tuesday, September 23

September 22, 2014

4Z4D2451Chairperson: Erika McAllister – Charles Sturt University

9.30am: Western Australian organic farmer Steve Marsh speaks on his ordeal with GM contamination.

10am: Ashley Fraser, Nuffield Scholar, Baker Seed Co – seed coat technology research.

10.30am: Boyd Holden, WorkCover Authority of NSW/Alive and Well campaign – low-stress livestock handling

11am-12pm:  Break for official opening at The Stump.

12 noon: Tim Glass, Lachstock Consulting – Grain and oilseed market outlook – the impact on prices.

12.45pm: Anthony Bent, Water Broker, Waterfind – On-line water trading: 24/7access to transparent water markets.

1.20pm: VIPs assemble for official opening.

1.30pm: Official opening of the Agri-Centre by GrainGrowers Limited director Gerry Lane.

1.45pm: Dr Andrew Lucas, Australian Association of Unmanned Systems – the vision for agricultural robotics and teamed robots.

2.15pm: Dr Chris McCool, Queensland University of Technology chair of agricultural robotics – Robots for weed and crop management in broadacre agriculture plus robotics demonstration.

2.45pm: Dr Robert Fitch, Australian Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney – robotics and intelligent systems, and the implications for farmers.

3.15pm: Simon Denby, Civil Aviation Safety Authority – standards development and regulatory trends for remotely piloted aircraft.

3.45pm: Sessions close