Agri-Centre speaker program – Wednesday, September 24

September 23, 2014

4Z4D2451Chairman: Laura Kaylock – Charles Sturt University

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

10am: Dr Christine Jones: Amazing carbon – managing nitrogen for increased profit.

11am: Ashley Fraser, Nuffield Scholar, Baker Seed Co – seed coat technology research.

11.30am: Boyd Holden, WorkCover Authority of NSW/Alive and Well campaign – low-stress livestock handling

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

12.30pm: Daisy Armstrong, water broker, Waterfind – Online water trading: 24/7 access to transparent 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