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Woman standing next to farm irrigation equipment
Research Fellow (Irrigation) Dr Alison McCarthy from USQ's National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture
The World Science Festival Brisbane is making its way through regional Queensland and USQ Research is being featured as it stops in southern parts of the State.

‘The Farmer Wants a Science Life’, held at Cobb+Co Museum on March 17, looked at the impact of science on farming and agriculture and included talks from USQ scientists.

Viticulturist and Oenologist Ursula Kennedy revealed the science behind growing the perfect grape and making a fine bottle of wine. Research Fellow Dr Alison McCarthy discussed how robotic systems reduce labour in plant growth monitoring, potentially optimising the irrigation of field crops.

Upcoming events in Chinchilla (March 31 – April 1) will feature Senior Research Fellow (Hydraulic Engineering and Irrigation) Dr Malcolm Gillies, Astronomer and Astrobiologist Associate Professor Jonti Horner and Biomedical Sciences Professor Lindsay Brown.

CEO and Director of the Queensland Museum Network and Queensland Chief Scientist Professor Suzanne Miller said these events gave audiences an opportunity to hear from scientists and producers and celebrate the future of farming, all while sampling local produce.

Learn more about USQ Research by visiting www.usq.edu.au/research. Details on World Science Festival Brisbane can be found at www.worldsciencefestival.com.au.