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Precision viticulture workshop

Society of Precision Agriculture Australia (SPAA) in collaboration with Riverland Wine will host a Precision Viticulture workshop on Friday, October 25 with the key focus – ‘PA tools for efficiencies and savings’.

SPAA Executive Officer Nicole Dimos said “the workshop is an opportunity for farmers to learn about technologies that will help them make efficiency gains and savings. For a morning session we have a jam-packed line up”.

The workshop will run from 9.30am to 12:30pm and will be held at the Loxton Research Centre. The guest speakers include:

  • Lance Dickeson, from John Deere, will give a product update covering crop care, yield documentation and ‘preparing the site’ (precision land forming).
  • Don Thorp, from TracMap will speak about ‘useful field data’ on operations such as spraying, harvest and weed control.
  • Peter Magarey will help you make decisions with precision using GrowCare disease alert system.
  • Seth Westra, from Adelaide University will present on a pilot project which has road tested technologies to help vineyard operations.
  • Mark Bastian from Precision Agriculture.

This workshop is free to attend and morning tea is provided. RSVP to Nicole Dimos by phone (0437 422 000) or email.

This project is supported by the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resource Management Board through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and the NRM Levies.

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