Dr Andrew Robson has been involved in agriculture research for close to 20 years.
The last 13 has included developing remote sensing and GIS (geographical information systems)
applications for a range of industries. Peanut, sugarcane, rice, grains, cotton and avocado
have been my focus but more recently, pastures have gained prominence.
After many years working for the NSW and QLD Departments of Primary Industries, Dr Robson is now employed by the University of New England.
He presented an overview of these applications, detailing how remote sensing (predominantly very high resolution satellite imagery) is being used to measure the canopy reflectance properties of plants that in turn can indicate plant health and a wide range of constraints arising from poor nutrition, pests and disease.
Dr Andrew Robson