The Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia

Posted: December 6, 2014 by vineyardofthefuture in Uncategorized

This is great information. Pretty useful for Site Selection for Grapevines!

For sure will be incorporated in Lectures in 2015!

Free maps of Australia at a resolution of 90 x 90 m with 6 layers of information of soils up to 2 m of depth.

Information with high resolution maps:

  • Organic Carbon
  • Available Water Capacity
  • Clay
  • pH
  • Nutrients
  • Landscape Features

Amazing CO2 Global Animation: Climate Change

Posted: December 5, 2014 by vineyardofthefuture in Uncategorized

Check this amazing global CO2 animation…..

The Vineyard of The Future: Radio Interview Professor Steve Tyerman

Posted: September 24, 2014 by vineyardofthefuture in Uncategorized

From ABC – Rural

A project at Adelaide University will help prepare grape growers for the way climate change might affect their vines.

Called the Vineyard of the Future, the one-hectare vineyard at the University’s Waite campus will use sensors to measure vine performance under changing conditions.

Professor Steve Tyerman says the vineyard will be a test bed for technologies for growers.

“We’re talking about using imaging techniques, and special sensors that are on the vines to tell us what they’re actually up to, and how much water they’re using, how much photosynthesis is occurring.

“This could all be transmitted back to a central control point where somebody could be sitting at a computer screen, and checking on different blocks.”

Professor Tyerman sees the impact that the adoption of these technologies might have on the viticulture industry as analogous to what’s going on in the mining sector.

“In the mining industry, there’s enormous trucks carrying ore, and some companies are talking about having remote drivers in an office in Perth,” he said.

“They’re doing that now in the mining industry, and we should be thinking about that in viticulture.”

Professor Tyerman says having all this information will make grape growers better decision makers.

It will also allow them to respond quickly to extreme weather events that may spoil the wine.

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FULL ARTICLE:

Link to full article:Research Gate: Sigfredo Fuentes

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Flight of the Viticopter (VoF – The University of Melbourne)

Aircraft: Hexacopter, eAustralis hexacopter mark 2

Pilot: Jeff Hollingworth

Place: Dookie Campus (UoM)

Date: 31st July 2014

FULL VIDEO:

 

By: Sigfredo Fuentes

As the effects of climate change on Australian agriculture become more apparent, the importance of monitoring changing weather conditions and their diverse impacts will grow to paramount importance. Flexible and scalable processes for data analysis and modelling, particularly image and sensor data, are an essential part of how we monitor and respond to our changing environment. But more than that, we must foster a new generation of scientists and engineers who possess not only the technical skills to analyse this data, but the critical thinking and innovative aptitude to turn it into more sustainable outcomes for our economies, communities, and the entire planet.    Full Article: ea Magazinei-mk8