Agri-Centre speaker program – Thursday, September 25

September 25, 2014

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Steve Marsh

Chairman:  Cameron Prien – 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: Andrew Watt, TECSight Integrated Solutions manager, Hutcheon & Pearce – The changing face of agricultural data capture using wireless data transfer and cloud information sharing.

11.30am: Dr Christine Jones – “Amazing carbon – managing nitrogen for increased profit”.

12.30pm: Tom Rooney, CEO, Waterfind – Forward water market, the next evolution in Australian water markets.

1pm: Tim Glass, Lachstock Consulting – Grain and oilseed market outlook – the impact on prices.

1.30pm: Dr Andrew Lucas, Australian Association of Unmanned Systems – the vision for agricultural robotics and teamed robots.

2pm: Dr Chris McCool, Queensland University of Technology chair of agricultural robotics – Robots for weed and crop management in broadacre agriculture plus robotics demonstration.

2.30pm: Dr Robert Fitch, Australian Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney  – robotics and intelligent systems, and the implications for farmers.

3pm:  Simon Denby, Civil Aviation Safety Authority – standards development and regulatory trends for remotely piloted aircraft.

3.30pm: sessions close