Mapping horticulture tree crops in Australia

Mango growers, producers, industry, researchers, biosecurity officers and others just interested in the science of mapping land use are invited to a presentation on horticulture tree crop mapping in Australia on Monday 29 May 2017 in Darwin and Katherine.

Craig Shephard, Principal Scientist from the Queensland Department of Science, IT and Innovation will be presenting information on the Land Use Mapping Program (QLUMP) work. As part of this national program, a project to map the location and extent of avocado, mango and macadamia orchards in Australia is underway.

The project includes participation of four universities and industry groups such as the Australian Macadamia Society, the Australian Mango Industry Association, Avocados Australia and Horticulture Innovation Australia. The program showcases the growing role of science and innovation in agriculture.

This presentation will outline the methods, collaboration with stakeholders and the use of innovative technology including apps and web maps. Attendees will also have the opportunity to be involved and to assist in improving the map.

Monday 29 May 2017,  4.15 – 5.30 pm

Darwin: Berrimah Farm, John England Building (JEB) Larrakia meeting room (ground floor)
Katherine: Research station, Darben room, via video link

For catering purposes, please respond to Mila Bristow, Darwin or Ian Biggs, Katherine.

 Mapping horticulture tree crops in Australia

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