New article:

Drones can zoom in on vines that are suffering in droughts and heat waves, protecting precious grapes from destruction.

By Adele Peters

Full Article:

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3040473/dont-worry-drones-are-making-sure-youll-never-have-to-go-without-wine

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Viticopter: Mark III – Test flight

Posted: January 27, 2015 by vineyardofthefuture in Uncategorized

Viticopter

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The Vineyard of the Future and eAustralis Pty Ltd are co-contributors for the development of the Viticopter as research projects for Mechanical Engineer students at The University of Melbourne.

Acknowledgements:

Jeff Hollingworth and Michael Lane for design and construction, Jeff Hollingworth (test-pilot).

eAustralis Pty Ltd for funding co-contribution.

 Viticopter

Full Video:

http://youtu.be/IS6gWEJnH9k

Sensors

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Authors:

Hipólito Medrano & Magdalena Tomás & Sebastiá Martorell & José-Mariano Escalona & Alicia Pou & Sigfredo Fuentes & Jaume Flexas & Josefina Bota

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ULTIMAKER 2: 3D Printer

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New Equipment VoF: University of Melbourne

Posted: January 4, 2015 by vineyardofthefuture in Uncategorized

DJI – S1000

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