USQ Logo
The current and official versions of the course specifications are available on the web at https://www.usq.edu.au/course/specification/current.
Please consult the web for updates that may occur during the year.

AGR3305 Precision and Smart Technologies in Agriculture

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 23 May 2022

Overview

Farmers have long recognized that variability exists within individual production units. Traditional practices dictate that producers treat the entire area the same. With the advent of the Global Positioning System (GPS) it is now possible to vary inputs in accordance with localised conditions. Coupled with the capacity to monitor a variety of parameters, producers are now able to manage variability and optimise production. This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the essential procedures and tools for collecting, organising, interpreting and presenting geographically referenced production data.

This course will investigate the causes of variability in agriculture production and modern techniques for improving yields. Precision agriculture enables the farmer to accurately use resources at the correct location and time to optimise the management of crops. Precision agriculture relies on technology to monitor the crops and GPS tracking to guide equipment to the required location to complete the task. This course will explore how these technologies can be utilised in the pursuit of improving crop production.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 23 May 2022