Showcase | Agriculture Victoria’s Smart Farms Bringing Together Tech and Data to Create New Opportunities in Horticulture
Join Ian and Kieran from Agriculture Victoria Research as they take us through the latest work they have been doing in horticulture traceability as well as introducing some of the Hort Tech tools under development. For example, Cartographer is a mobile sensing platform to spatial map orchard parameters like fruit colour; and sensing fruit quality on a platform harvester.
The SmartFarms – located in Ellinbank, Hamilton, Horsham, Tatura and Mildura - bring together technologies and data to support smart information and new opportunities for agriculture. Each SmartFarm is a gateway to research, innovation and technology, and skills development for Victoria’s major agriculture industries.
Kieran Murphy is a senior project officer within Agriculture Victoria Research, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DECCA) in Victoria, Australia’s leading traceability research and associated technology development and integration approaches. He has a career in Horticulture and Viticulture production systems and qualifications in business, policy and education at Deakin and LaTrobe Universities. Working with Agriculture Victoria for close to 20 years, Kieran has led national and international approaches to digital transformation in knowledge and learning systems, with a key focus on digital transformation for the agriculture producers and service providers. More recently, he has been in the development of a start-up AgTech company 'SmartSense AgTech' and has expanded the learning from the data eco-system for orchard research and early fruit traceability to a new research collaboration with the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) exploring data exchanges between orchardists and apiarists to inform chemical application and hive deployment and movement.