Veg & Avocado Smart Farms Online Field Day

Vegetable & Avocado Smart Farms Online Field Day –  Thursday 26th May 2022 – Virtual Event

This event will be a virtual field day covering the AustChilli Smart Farm and will be hosted by AustChilli, AHR, Hitachi Vantara and AusVeg.

Smart farming is a management concept focused on providing the agricultural industry with the infrastructure to leverage advanced technology – including big data, the cloud and the internet of things (IoT) – for tracking, monitoring, automating and analysing operations. The Landcare Australia Smart Farming project has established pilot smart farms for vegetables and avocadoes at Austchilli in Bundaberg, QLD.

The online field day will feature live interviews with Austchilli staff, a demonstration of sensor integrations and activity tracking in Control Tower, an overview of the sensor suite installed at Austchilli, and a preview of automated Freshcare Environmental compliance forms. AusVeg will give an update on the iMapPESTS project, Avocados Australia will give a project update and Hort360 will present on Reef Certification. The event will end with an open discussion, where questions from the audience are encouraged.

Control Tower is an integrated sensor agnostic dashboard that allows users to see and manage information from various sensor brands to make decisions and pre-fill compliance forms for Freshcare Environmental. Equipment installed and operating at the Austchilli pilot smart farm are trunk and stem dendrometers, sap flow sensors, soil moisture sensors, weather station, remote cameras, leachate collectors and runoff flumes.

Registration details

When: Thursday 26th May 2022 1pm – 3pm

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1:00pm Pilot smart farm and technology overview – AHR
1:20pm Control Tower dashboard – Hitachi
1:40pm Farm update – Austchilli
1:50pm iMap Pests – AusVeg
2:00pm Avocados Australia
2:10pm Reef Certification – Hort360
2:20pm Freshcare Environmental
2:30pm Open discussion forum

The project is delivered by Hort Innovation, Applied Horticultural Research, Hitachi Vantara, Austchilli Group, AusVeg, Hort360, Freshcare Environmental, Greenlife Industry Australia and Australian Banana Growers Association.


2:30 pm Start (Arrive 1:00 pm)26/05/2022 (Date Past)


Applied Horticultural Research