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Ongoing project

Developing agri-tech solutions for the Australian apple industry (AP16005)

Key research provider: SwarmFarm Robotics, The University of New South Wales and others

What’s it all about?

Contracted during 2018, this investment represents a new step in the age of ‘digital agriculture’ and autonomous operation. It is supporting the development of a new technological system that can perform autonomous flower density mapping and tree canopy measurement, which will be able to be used with spray equipment to provide decision support for variable rate autonomous spraying in apple crops.

A brief article introducing the project was included in the October/November 2018 edition of the levy-funded Australian Fruitgrower magazine, which you can read here.

With this investment now getting into swing, check back for updates and look for information in industry channels as it become available.

Related levy funds

This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Apple and Pear Fund