Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 June 2018 | International Convention Centre, Sydney

Dr Joseph Foley

Irrigation & Water Management Theme Leader, NCEA, University of Southern Queensland

Dr Joseph Foley

Irrigation & Water Management Theme Leader, NCEA, University of Southern Queensland

Dr Joseph FOLEY is the Irrigation & Water Management Theme Leader for the National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture at the University of Southern Queensland, and leads the Autonomous precision broad-acre irrigation system sub-project of the Smarter Irrigation for Profit program, funded by the Commonweath Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, the Cotton Research and Development Corporation, and the University of Southern Queensland.  He holds a Bachelor of Engineering with a major in Agricultural Engineering, a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering on experimental fluid mechanics, and holds a PhD in Irrigation Engineering, on improvements in the performance of centre pivots and lateral moves.  Irrigation was an important part of his childhood, and his later farming career in horticultural and irrigated grain production, and these experiences have always provided practical insight into the research and development he has undertaken.  He teaches Irrigation and Hydraulic courses to senior Engineering students.

Where: International Convention Centre, Sydney – Room E5.2 – E5.3

When: Day 1 – Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 14.00 – 14.30

Abstract Outline: This professional oral presentation will describe the breadth of the research undertaken in this national project, the broad design of the autonomous broadacre irrigation system developed to operate across different crop types, some of the novel individual innovations developed, and some of the outcomes delivered for growers on commercial sized farm trials across Australia. This presentation will be a natural partner for a broad grouping of other complementary presentations on this and other sub-projects in the Smarter Irrigation for Profit program.

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