AgTech research at DAF
Research and development makes a real difference to Queensland’s agricultural and food sectors. DAF’s research and development with industry, universities and other research providers ensures our agricultural and food sector is innovative, resilient, prosperous and at the forefront nationally. Find out more about our research facilities and services on offer here. AgTech is a rapidly developing sector in Queensland and vital in helping DAF unlock potential benefits for agribusinesses.
Tech focus areas
With research facilities strategically located across Queensland and staff with a broad range of skills, DAF conducts and extends applied science that has a real on-ground impact. We are currently exploring and trialling technology that includes, but is not limited to, precision agriculture, sensors, robotics, drones and artificial intelligence.
AgTech case studies
- Gatton Research Dairy – Dairy Dashboard
- Sensors for better IPM in cotton
- Drone and mapping tech
- Serviced supply chains: monitoring and modelling to improve the quality of Australian fresh produce into Asian markets
- Perks for piggeries
- Getting started with precision ag
Some other Queensland AgTech research activities
We work collaboratively with universities and research organisations to trial new technologies on the horizon and turn ideas into investable products to grow businesses.
New technologies enable businesses to remain economically viable, improve productivity, quality and yield, enhance sustainability, reduce waste, facilitate better decision-making, and support regional communities.
Get inspired and learn more about the research being undertaken by some of the leading research organisations and universities across Queensland. Read about:
- QAAFI's Innovation in Digital Agriculture
- Rural Economies Centre of Excellence's regional innovation research
- CQUniversity’s precision livestock management research
- CSIRO’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group
- USQ’s Centre for Agricultural Engineering
- Griffith University’s ARC research hub
- QUT’s Centre for Robotics