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Federal parliament public hearing on agricultural innovation at the University of Sydney

12 April 2016

Members of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture and Industry Inquiry into Agricultural Innovation will hear from representatives from the University of Sydney working on projects in agricultural innovation.

The following University of Sydney representatives will address the hearing:

  • Professor Alex McBratney - Professor of Soil Science and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment
  • Professor Rosanne Taylor - Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Science and Chair of the Council of Veterinary Deans of Australia and New Zealand
  • Professor Salah Sukkarieh - Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems from the Australian Centre for Field Robotics
  • Ms Andrea Koch - Adjunct Associate Professor from the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment and former Program Director of the Soil Carbon Initiative, United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney
  • Mr Ashley Brinson - Executive Director of the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering
  • Dr Lindsay Campbell - Faculty of Agriculture and Environment

They will discuss a wide range of research into agricultural innovation, including the use of robotic and sensor technology to assist farmers with weed detection and harvesting and monitoring livestock. Representatives will also address strategies to diversify Australia’s agricultural industries to better tap into emerging export markets in the region, as well as developments in the use of big data and technology to help the industry manage major challenges like water shortage, pests and disease.

Details:  House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture and Industry – public hearing

Date: Thursday 14 April

Time: 10:00 – 4:45pm

Venue: The Refectory, Level 5, Abercrombie Building, Corner Abercrombie St and Codrington St, Camperdown Campus

Public hearing schedule

Sally Sitou

Higher degree research student
  • The University of Sydney