Future Horticulture Production Systems Symposium – TropAg 2019
Future Horticulture Production Systems Symposium – TropAg 2019 Conference
CSIRO Data61 Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group have joined forces with CSIRO Agriculture and Food Business Unit to deliver Future Horticulture Production Systems Symposium in the TropAg 2019 Conference 11-13 November 2019, Brisbane Australia as a part of The AgFutures theme. Hosted by the Queensland Government, focuses on showcasing agri-technology and investment in Queensland.
This symposium explores and discusses innovations with the potential to transform horticulture production systems, drawing on the experiences and perspectives of a diverse set of speakers from the public and private sector.
Focussing on current and future scientific and technological advances, the symposium will explore interventions that will transform productivity, revolutionise horticulture management, and personalise quality in orchards of the future, utilising the latest digital, breeding, and science technologies.
The symposium format is a combination of experts’ presentations as well as a Q&A panel discussion.
A diverse set of speakers including startups, scientists and industry leaders present at the Future Horticulture Production Systems symposium.
The Q&A panel discussion will provide the audience with an opportunity to interact with experts in their field.
- Dr Lynne McIntyre – Research Program Director, CSIRO Agriculture and Food Business Unit
- Dr Peyman Moghadam- AgTech Cluster Lead, CSIRO Data61
- Matthew Fealy – General Manager , Blue Sky Produce
- Helen Hofman – Principal Horticulturist, The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
- Dr Everard Edwards -Team Leader, CSIRO Agriculture and Food Business Unit
- Dr Peyman Moghadam- AgTech Cluster Leader, CSIRO Data61
- Andrew Bate- CEO & Managing Director, SwarmFarm Robotics
- Byron de Kock – National R&D Manager, Horticulture Innovation Australia
AgFutures Theme Overview
A showcase of innovation and investment in Queensland agriculture
The AgFutures theme, hosted by the Queensland Government, focuses on showcasing agri-technology and investment in Queensland. Queensland producers have a worldwide reputation for producing high quality, clean and green produce in harsh environments in tropical and sub-tropical climates and the AgFutures theme showcases the state’s latest technology and innovations in digital and data platforms, robotics, satellites and biotechnologies. Theme topics include industry-wide investment required for innovations, emerging trends, business opportunities and capital models from farm gate to agribusiness, agri-tech, processing and research. This theme is recommended for representatives from the agriculture and food sectors, including producers, researchers, policy makers, and agribusiness.