Making farms smart

By Country News on December 07, 2017
  • Making farms smart

    Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford visited the new AgTech Launch Pad facility being established at Bosch Australia’s Clayton headquarters, with one hectare allocated to a smart farm for cutting-edge research and development.

A new partnership between Bosch Australia and Monash University in Melbourne will further support Victoria’s standing as Australia’s premier agriculture state and home of innovation.

Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford visited the new AgTech Launch Pad facility being established at Bosch Australia’s Clayton headquarters, with one hectare allocated to a smart farm for cutting-edge research and development.

The smart farm will include space for cropping trials and early-stage prototype development, enabling the use of artificial intelligence, automation, robotics and advanced sensor technology.

‘‘This is a glimpse into the future of farming in Victoria.

‘‘We lead the way in both on and off-farm technology adoption and we’re proud to work closely with organisations like Bosch Australia to give farmers the edge they deserve,’’ Ms Pulford said.

Monash University is planning to use the site at Bosch Australia and the parties will work together to drive digital agriculture innovation and build on their respective expertise.

Agriculture Victoria research is also collaborating with Bosch Australia on research using cloud-based technologies to make the most of data-rich smart farms for more of our producers.

By Country News on December 07, 2017

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