The 2023 Australian Precision Agriculture Symposium is an annual event hosted by the Society of Precision Agriculture Australia (SPAA) in collaboration with the University of Sydney.
This year’s event will be held in Perth, WA, on the back of the state’s two bumper harvests, presenting a tangible opportunity for inter-state knowledge sharing.
The PA Symposium has always sought to bring together presentations on a wide range of issues from the spectrum of agricultural industries implementing PA. The audience is a mix of growers, researchers, advisors, commercial suppliers, research funding body personnel, and tertiary students. The focus is mainly on the use of PA in broadacre cropping; however, the event aims to share knowledge and experiences across farming enterprises to stimulate development and uptake of PA in Australia.
The Program this year will include talks on robotics, variable-rate application of inputs, novel weed management, sensing for soil variability, on-farm experimentation, data-driven decision tools, animal welfare and production management, earth observation system developments, and more. The symposium is supported by a commercial trade exhibition to allow all participants to get first-hand information on advances in commercially available technologies.
The knowledge and insights these speakers share will empower attendees with new skills and improved information, facilitating the adoption of PA practices across agricultural industries.