The International Tri-Conference for Precision Agriculture was held in Hamilton from 16-18 October 2017. The event was popular with over 500 attendees including researchers, practitioners and commercial operators from various disciplines.
The conference combined three separate events: the 7th Asian-Australasian Conference on Precision Agriculture (7ACPA); the 1st Asian-Australasian Conference on Precision Pasture and Livestock Farming (1ACPLF); and Digital Farmer and Grower 2017 (DF&G2017).
The event showcased more than 25 internationally renowned keynote speakers, 120 oral presentations, five panel discussions, two workshops, one masterclass, 25 exhibitors, four field trips and more than 60 posters.
Lincoln Agritech had a strong presence throughout the conference with some staff convening sessions and workshops. Dr Armin Werner was the Conference Chair and led several workshops; scientists Dr Abbodolas Jafari and Dr Jaco Fourie chaired some speaker series and delivered oral presentations. In addition to coordinating and delivering presentations, Lincoln Agritech was a bronze sponsor for the event and had an exhibition booth.
In the exhibition area, Lincoln Agritech’s HydroMetrics Nitrate GW50 sensor was on display. The sensor attracted a lot of attention and was a hot topic of discussion among researchers and commercial operators, alike.