Webinar: Adoption of precision systems technology in vegetable production

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6 Aug 2020

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AEST (including Q&A)

Dr Luz Angelica Suarez, postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Applied Agricultural Remote Sensing Centre at UNE, will discuss her research which aims to assist growers in the evaluation and adoption of remote sensing technologies as a mechanism to optimise management practices.

This presentation will cover the general approach and results generated from the implementation of high resolution multispectral satellite imagery. This imagery was used to predict total carrot root yield in three growing regions at the field level, and to investigate yield variability within those fields.

This research demonstrated high accuracies (up to 95%) using remotely sensed data to predict yield over two growing seasons. Further research is looking to provide yield forecasts early in the season so remedial actions can be put in place to optimise yield.

Through the industry funded project VG16009 ‘Adoption of precision systems technology in vegetable production’, AARSC-UNE with the support of the QLD Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) tested satellite remote sensors for yield forecasting purposes across multiple growing regions and commercial vegetable farms.

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