Engineering for Precision Agriculture

Engineering for Precision Agriculture

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With the world population predicted to increase by 2 billion by 2050, how can we produce more food with the same land area?

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With the world population predicted to increase by 2 billion by 2050, there is an increasing need to produce more food with the same land area.

Precision agriculture, sometimes described as the third agricultural revolution, uses new technologies to optimise the use of inputs such as water, fertiliser and fuel in farming, leading to improved yields and reduced inputs and cost. Some of the technologies used include robotics, big data, satellite imagery, drones and internet of things devices.

Precision agriculture has been identified as a key technology in the transition to sustainable agriculture, for both high- and low-income countries.

Join our two speakers, Prof Salah Sukkarieh, Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the University of Sydney, and CEO of Agerris, and Dr Tim Parson, Chief Technical Officer and Design Central Facilitator from Food Agility CRC, for an inspiring look at this emerging area of practice.

Visit the event page for more information: https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/event/2020/10/engineering-precision-agriculture-33736