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HISTORY


Since the inception of SPAA 10 years ago, we are proud of the activities that we have supported. Be part of our journey increasing PA adoption across Australia.

 

Year

Achievement/ Detail

Event

Key personnel

2001

29th Oct – PA reference grp for GRDC   root disease project – was the catalyst for the SPAA formation meeting

 

 

2002

8th April, 1st meeting to   form grp

 

1st SAGIT project

 

1st SPAA enewsletter

 

Precision Ag Guide (Kondinin and SPAA)

1st EXPO – 4th Sept, Roseworthy

 

Rohan Rainbow (EO)

Malcolm Sargent (President)

2003

Trademark

 

Invitation of Prof. Jess Lowenberg-DeBoer ofPurdueUniversityto visit and speak on PA in   the USA–Dr Guy Lafond of Agriculture and Agri Food Canada Indian head   Research Farm      

 

SPAA Precision Ag News (new format)

Understanding Guidance Systems Day (SPAA &   Kondinin)

Roseworthy Campus Thursday 20th February

 

7th Symposium on Precision Agriculture Research   and Implementation inAustralasia

(SPAA & ACPA)

Mawson lakes campus,University  ofSA,Adelaide- Friday 15th August

Yield Mapping & Remote Sensing Day (SPAA)

Crystal Brook Football Oval Thursday 23rd Oct

 

2004

SPAA website

 

DAFF Natural Resource Innovation grant awarded

Precision Agriculture & Remote Sensing Field   Days & Workshops October 2004 (SPAA)

SPAA in conjunction with Upper North Farming   Systems Project

Field Day & GPS Day

SPAA in conjunction with Mallee Farming Systems   Inc

Mapping & Imagery for Variable Rate Paddock   Management 

Tuesday    19th October  Swan Reach Golf   Club

SPAA in conjunction with Buckleboo Buckleboo Farm   Improvement Group

Precision Agriculture Field Day

Thursday 21st October Buckleboo Sporting   Club 

 

SPAA in conjunction with YP Alkaline soils Group

Applying Precision Agriculture on YP - A   practical approach

Thursday 28th October 

 

8th Annual Symposium on Precision Agriculture   Research & Application inAustralasia

Veterinary Conference Centre,UniversityofSydney 

Friday 20th August

(SPAA, ACPA,GRDC)

Brian Tiller (President)

2005

GRDC Travel support for committee to attend   Symposium

SPAA Annual Grower Meeting 2005

‘Step by Step to Variable Rate’

Friday 9th September 2005, Crystal Brook Football   Club

 

9th Annual Symposium on Precision Agriculture   Research & Application inAustralasia

(SPAA, ACPA, WANTFA)

The University Club of WA

TheUniversity   ofWestern Australia

Thursday 11th August 2005

SPAA Autosteer & Guidance for Precision   Agriculture  EXPO

Friday 25th Feb

Gawler

 

2006

ABAproject

 

PA Manual

 

New look magazine (PAN)

SPAA Autosteer & Variable Rate for Precision   Agriculture EXPO

Friday 24th Feb

Gawler

 

10th Annual

Symposium on

Precision Agriculture inAustralasia  (ACPA & SPAA), Fri 18th

August, Sydney

Malcolm Sargent (President) Emma Leonard appointed   as Publications Coordinator

2007

International speaker Clive Blacker (UK Farmer)

 

Seven SPAA committee/ members attend New Zealand   PA symposium

 

SPAA committee host Stefan Reusch (Yara N sensor   developer)

Begin association with Uni Adelaide Roseworthy   farm (PA in practice)

SAGIT funding

 

DAFF (NLP) funding / SAGIT – grower groups

SPAA EXPO

Theme Boosting Profits with PA

Cleve Show Grounds

Thursday August 9th

Kirstie Murphy (EO)

2008

Revised    Website for SPAA Malcolm and Ashley travel toUSA(attend and present at 9th International   Conference on PA)Denver

International speaker: Jim Wilson (farmer fromScotland)  

 

PA Potential: farmers discuss their experiences   with PA technologies (a partnership with VNTFA and funded through DAFF NLP)

PA in Practice vol 1 book launch

Involvement in the NRM Research Alliance study

 

John Heap travelled to Europe to present SPA   research

SPAA Forum, Theme: Crop sensing and scanning, Fri   8th August,Adelaide

Mark Branson (President)

2009

GRDC funding

 

International speaker Ian Yule

 

International guest speaker Jim Schepers (USA)

 

Sam Trengove travelledUSA  andEuropeto present SPAA research

 

1st training cds produced

 

PA Expo, Theme: Practical use of innovative   technology, 13th Feb,  Keith

 

PA Conference , Theme: Commercial application of   sensors, Fri 4th Sept ,Adelaide

Nicole Dimos (EO)

2010

Ag Ex Alliance Grower Group of Year winner

 

1st project involving sugar industry

 

Awards first student prize to UNE student

 

Sam Trengove travelled USA and Europe to present   SPAA research

PA Expo, Theme: Practical use of innovative   technology, Thurs 18th Feb,  Clare

 

14th Annual PA Symposium on Precision Agriculture   inAustralasia(SPAA and ACPA) 2nd-3rd   Sept,  Albury

Randall Wilksch (President)

2011

SPAA becomes a national group

PA EXPO Theme: Practical use of innovative   technology, Fri 11th Feb,  Swan Hill

 

PA Conference, Friday 9th Sept,Adelaide

 

2012

Revised website launched

 

Launch PA in Practice II book

 

1st Life memberships awarded to   Malcolm Sargent and Dr John Heap

 

SPAA invited to present at the WA Grain Grower   Alliance Forum

 

PA EXPO, Wed 15th Feb,  Port Lincoln

 

15th PA Symposium, Mildura

 

Neale Postlethwaite (President)

2013

SPAA invited to present at the South Australian   Agricultural Science Teachers Association Conference

 

 

PA EXPO, Fri 8th Feb, Nuriootpa

 



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