Friday 15th June 2018

Registration Open

08.00 – 15.00

Exhibition Open

AGRICULTURE - New Tech: Smart Irrigation

Room: E5.2 – E5.3

Agriculture - New Technologies: Remote Sensing

Room: E5.10

AGRICULTURE - Energy Provision

Room: E5.7

AGRICULTURE

Room: E5.6

Session Chair

Peter Durand

Session Chair

Amgad Elmahdi

Session Chair

Steve Whan

Session Chair

Peter Hayes

09.00 – 09.30

Irrigation Scheduling in the Burdekin Sugarcane Industry

Stephen Attard
Director, AgriTech Solutions

On-farm Evaluation of Satellite Based Irrigation Automation System for Border-check Irrigation in Northern Victoria

Dr Amjed Hussain
Research Scientist (Irrigation Hydrology), Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Energy Usage Self-auditing of Irrigation Systems – Be in the Best Position to Make Decisions About Your System

Jeremy Nelson
Project Officer, Sustainable Agriculture Unit, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Improved Landholder Tools for Salinity Management in the Shepparton Irrigation Region

Mark Potter
Drainage Programs Coordinator, Goulburn-Murray Water

09.30 – 10.00

Smart Automation of Furrow Irrigation in the Sugar Industry

Dr Malcolm Gillies
Senior Research Fellow (Hydraulics and Irrigation), National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture, University of Southern Queensland

Key Advances in Irrigation Management and Reporting using SCADAfarm

Simon Zander
National Segment Manager Water, Schneider Electric and Water Management Specialist, WaterForce

Dr Jim Hargreaves
Development Engineer, Waterforce

Economics of Solar Pumping and Irrigation

Kevin Hopkins
General Manager – Pastoral and Product Development, Reaqua

Barr Creek Catchment – A Case Study in Land and Water Use Change in the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District

Charles Thompson
Senior Fellow, RMCG

10.00 – 10.30

Smart Irrigation Management in the Sugarcane Farming System using the Internet of Things

Stephen Attard
Director, AgriTech Solutions

Satellite-based Kc-NDVI Relationships for Perennial Tree and Vine Crops Grown in the Southern Murray-Darling Basin of Australia

Dr Des Whitfield
Senior Research Scientist, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Incorporating Pumping Energy Efficiency Criteria into Irrigation Project Specifications

Robert Welke
Managing Director, Tallemenco

Salinity Investigation of Glasshouse Tomato under Different Irrigation Deficiency and Water Types: A Case Study of Northern Adelaide Plain, South Australia

Jeet Chand
PhD Scholar, University of South Australia

Agriculture - New Technologies: Site Specific Irrigation

Room: E5.2 – E5.3

Agriculture - New Technologies: Site Specific Irrigation

Room: E5.10

AGRICULTURE - Energy Provision

Room: E5.7

AGRICULTURE

Room E5.6

Session Chair

Amgad Elmahdi

10.30 - 10.40

HydroNET - Radar Rainfall Data, Ensemble Forecast Data and Smart Tools for Improved Rainfall Information

Brian Jackson
Senior Principal Engineer, Water Technology Pty Ltd

Irrigation Water Regimes and Rice Straw Amendment Effects on Hardsetting Cambodian Soil Growing Maize

Anika Molesworth
PhD Candidate, Centre for Regional and Rural Futures, Deakin University

Powerless Micro Irrigation Project in Kenya: An Enthused Success Story

Dilip Yewalekar 
Vice President Overeas Business, Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd

Beyond Water Efficiency - Better Irrigation for Quality and Productivity Gains

Ian Atkinson
CEO, Nursery & Garden Industry Queensland

10.40 - 10.50

Continued

A Self Learning Irrigation Scheduling Unit: Giving intelligence to Automated Furrow Irrigation Systems

Vishal Rana
PhD Candidate, University of Southern Queensland

Continued

Continued

10.50 - 11.00

 

Continued

Irrigation Performance of Centre Pivot End-Guns Operating in Windy Conditions

Mohammed Younus
PhD Scholar, University of Southern Queensland

Continued

Continued

11.00 – 11.30

Morning Tea

Halls 5 and 6

TURF AND LANDSCAPE

Room: E5.2 – E5.3

ISSUES FOR AUSTRALIA

Room: E5.10

AGRICULTURE - Energy Provision

Room: E5.7

AGRICULTURE

Room: TBC

Session Chair

Peter Brueck

Session Chair

Les Olivieri

Session Chair

Steve Whan

Session Chair

Peter Hayes

11.30 – 12.00

Advances in Irrigation Design Software

Jeremiah Farmer
CEO, Land F/X

Murray Irrigation - Kicking Environmental Goals with Our Irrigation Network

Michael Pisasale
Customer Accounts Manager, Murray Irrigation Limited

Energy Considerations of Irrigation Systems

Gennaro Vellotti
Irrigation Designer, Netafim Australia

Soil Crusting, It Cause, Effects and Management on Small Leaf Lettuce Production

Dr Marcus Hardie
Senior Lecturer, Tasmanian Institute Agriculture, University of Tasmania

12.00 – 12.30

Managing Turf Areas When Water is Limiting

Dr Mick Battam
Principal Soil Scientist, AgEnviro Solutions

Maintaining Flow in Australian Irrigation Channels by Controlling Aquatic Weeds with Endothall

Dr Tony Dugdale
Senior Scientist, Agriculture Victoria Research

Water and Energy Productivity in Irrigated Agriculture – Finding Effective Solutions to the Cost-price Squeeze

Luke Jewell
Principal – Climate Change and Energy, NSW Department of Primary Industries

The Impact of Delayed Permanent Water on Grain Quality of Rice Grown in South-eastern Australia

Rachel Wood
PhD Candidate, Functional Grains Centre

12.30 – 13.00

Soil Water and Weather Monitoring in an Acacia Browse Plantation at Monarto Zoo

Michael Dalton
Research Scientist, Sentek

Energy Efficient Irrigation

Andrew Chamberlin
Project Manager – Energy, Queensland Farmers’ Federation

Axel Braunsberger

Solar Powered Irrigation – Opportunities and Barriers

Michael Scobie
Senior Research Engineer, National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture, University of Southern Queensland

Soil Surface Tension and Charge Balance. A New Tool to Optimise Irrigation Strategies

John Saad
Managing Director, CHT Australia

13.00

Closing Remarks from Irrigation Australia

Halls 5 and 6

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch

Halls 5 and 6

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