Projects

Current Projects:

Hundreds of individual crop images supplied to various agribusinesses, consultants, retailers and private growers.

2017:
Selected as a Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow.

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2016 – 2017:
Global finalist Hexagon Geospatial Smart M.App competition.

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2013 – 2015:
Understanding spatial variability in potato
to improve yield and production efficiency.

Project collaborator with Horticultudre Australia Ltd., Simplot Australia and University of Sydney – Precision Agriculture Laboratory. Responsible for data capture and supply of soil electromagnetic induction (EM38-DD) and aerial crop imagery (true colour and normalized difference vegetation index, NDVI).

2013 – 2014:

An Analysis of Aerial Imagery Using DSLR Cameras for the Prediction of Pyrethrum Crop Yield. An analysis of remotely sensed aerial data capture as a predictor of proximally sensed flower counts. Derivation of crop yield functions with errors.

2010:

Near-infrared Imaging from Agricultural Aircraft. Industry research and development projects with AusIndustry.

2001 – 2015:

Paddock, farm, catchment & regional scale soil electromagnetic induction mapping for agriculture (approx. 30,000 Hectares) for State Government, local councils, NGOs, agricultural consultants and private entities.

Testimonials

“Thank you for the image. It uploaded straight into my VRI mapping program and was perfectly aligned, could not be better. Just book me in next time you a flying. It is very powerful data to have and I have adjusted my irrigation zones with this data.”

Robbie Tole
Manager. Greenvale Pastoral.
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“The use of mid-season aerial imagery should be encouraged for the early detection of within-field deficiencies in the major macronutrients (N:P:K)”

Brett Whelan
University of Sydney.

Understanding spatial variability in potato cropping to improve yield and production efficiency
Horticulture Innovation Australia. Project Code PT13000.
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“If you look at southern block you can see strips parallel with urea tram tracks. They haven’t been spreading the urea evenly.”

Andrew Dowling
Manager. Verwood. February 2017
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“Thanks for the last images, they were very handy.”

Scott Morris
Farm Operation Manager. Simplot Australia. January 2017
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“…the imagery helped identify areas that went off early. These areas can’t be easily seen in the field.”

Ed Blanchard
Field Officer. Simplot Australia. 2016 Season Review.
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“The imaging really helped my sampling throughout the growing season. I was better able to quickly identify stress points, both wet and dry.”

Wayne Meagher
Field Officer. Simplot Australia. 2016 Season Review.
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“We are pleased with the progress of imagery. From a handful of images in 2011 we flew 78 potato crops and several brassica crops last summer to gain an understanding of the imagery and how it represents crop vigour and irrigation stress. The crucial benefit of the service has been the quick turnaround of imagery.

The ‘fly today- view the image tomorrow’ is exactly where the service needs to be as it allows instant recognition of potential problems and quick rectification if able.”

Frank Mulcahy.
Agricultural Services Research & Development Manager. Simplot Australia
Email 2015.