Drones – the new tech for vineyards?

ZOOM: A drone.
ZOOM: A drone.

Technology for Vineyard Management: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or Drones) & Spin - off Technologies will be held on Wednesday September 19 at Joanna Hall, Wrattonbully.

Come and learn more about the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s or Drones), where they excel and some of the spin – off technologies facilitating their use.

This half day workshop will investigate the practical and scientific aspects of drone usage in vineyards, showing where drones are finding their niche in the vineyard landscape.

An infield demonstration will be undertaken to show the possibilities available now and to help explain what the technology can offer.

The program is as follows:

11.00am UAVs - when and where can I fly and why can’t I go spraying with one?

Ashley Cox, Airsight

12.00pm Why use a UAV? Applications where they excel over fixed wing and satellite

Grant Yates, Southern Precision

12:30pm Lunch

1:00pm UAVs, Machine Learning and AI for viticulture & winemaking

Dr. Sigfredo Fuentes, Uni of Melbourne

1:45pm Niche Applications

Paul Jones, ‘Bugs to Bugs’ & Nathan Roy, Drone Agriculture

2:30pm Questions and close.

More insight into the work of Paul and Natathan can be found via this link: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-20/bugs-drones-insects-beneficial-strawberries-bananas-tomatoes/7858162