Making its debut alongside the Irrigation Australia International Exhibition, AgriTech Australia 2016, will showcase the latest in high end agricultural technology and the free to attend seminars will showcase the tools to unlocking the next wave of productivity needed to keep Australian agriculture competitive.
What you can expect to see at AgriTech
Precision mapping and imagery | Aerial Image Works specialises in aerial surveys, mapping and asset/pipeline inspections using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), also known as drones. Coverage includes all land types including mining, exploration, agricultural, construction and environmental areas.
Aerial Image Works’ team can export data captured in a variety of formats ready for use in the clients’ preferred GIS software. Staff can also provide additional data processing services such as point cloud classification, vegetation identification, NDVI, slope analysis and watershed analysis to name a few. Aerial Image Works was the first company in Australia to operate the Bramor rTK UAV – a high precision, long endurance UAV ideally suited for surveying and remote sensing applications. See Aerial Image Works on Stand 129.
Moving weather based scheduling into the future | IrriSAT is a weather-based irrigation scheduling and crop benchmarking tool that uses remote sensing to provide site specific crop management information across large scales at relatively low cost. IrriSAT combines two sources of information; on-ground weather station networks and satellite imagery. It calculates the crop coefficient (Kc) from a linear relationship with satellite derived Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI). Daily crop water use is determined by simply multiplying Kc and daily reference evapotranspiration (ETo) observations from a nearby weather station. A seven day forecast of ETo is then available to assist with accurate advanced irrigation scheduling. See NSW DPI on Stand 250.
Big data analytics for intelligent farming | The Intelligent Environmental Knowledgebase (i-EKbase) is a Farm Health Monitoring System that provides automated analysis and predictions to support farm management by integrating public and commercial data sources, applying big data analytics, predictive modeling, and a visual overlay of analysis upon Google Maps. The innovation in this idea is the incorporation of scalable analytics and customisable predictive modeling into the system as new applications or as partners arises. The purpose of the analytics is to present high resolution visual information to farmers in a manner that can be interpreted and acted upon. See i-EKbase and CSIRO on Stand 130.
FREE AgriTech Breakfast and FREE Registration
To celebrate the launch of AgriTech, a free Breakfast will be held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday 25 May from 8am to 9am, before the second day of the show starts.
Registration and entry to AgriTech is free. For more information and free registration visit www.agritech.com.au